Changing My Mind Occasional Essays

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/12/2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

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Divided into four sections--Reading, Being, Seeing, and Feeling--"Changing My Mind" features Smith's wonderfully engaging essays on topics as diverse as literature, going to the Oscars, feminism, Obama, and Anna Magnani.

Author Biography

Zadie Smith was born in northwest London in 1975 and still lives in the area. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, and On Beauty, and the editor of The Book of Other People. Her essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Believer.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Their Eyes Were Watching God: What Does Soulful Mean?p. 3
E. M. Forster, Middle Managerp. 14
Middlemarch and Everybodyp. 29
Rereading Barthes and Nabokovp. 42
F Kafka, Everymanp. 58
Two Directions for the Novelp. 72
That Crafty Feelingp. 99
One Week in Liberiap. 110
Speaking in Tonguesp. 132
Hepburn and Garbop. 151
Notes on Visconti's Bellissimap. 166
At the Multiplex, 2006p. 179
Ten Notes on Oscar Weekendp. 212
Smith Family Christmasp. 225
Accidental Herop. 130
Dead Man Laughingp. 237
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: The Difficult Gifts of David Foster Wallacep. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 298
Indexp. 300
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