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Zadie Smith, The New Yorker, L'ambasciata di Cambogia

Zadie? Chicca? Vieni n’attimo qui che zia ti deve parlare…
Ecco, mettiti seduta per benino, non ti mangiare le unghie, non ti tormentare il turbante, tranquilla. 181 more words


Zadie Smith - White Teeth

“…They cannot escape their history any more than you yourself can lose your shadow.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth


Satin Island - Tom McCarthy


Something is not nothing, even if it isn’t everything. (163)

This novel is not nothing, it is something but not everything, it’s a collage, a roaming thing, and like our own daily internet distraction sessions, this novel flicks from one idea to another, it uses a loose Heideggerian tool perspective to riff on the dynamics of parachutes and then jumps to meditations on how…

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Finding the Beauty in Zadie Smith's On Beauty

When you examine the cover of the Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, it becomes clear that this is an important book – one that will be canonized along with works by contemporary writers like Toni Morrison and Salman Rushdie, and taught in college English classes for years to come. 1,002 more words

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Reading Life: High School

Previously in my Reading Life: Childhood | Primary School

I don’t remember reading a whole lot outside of schoolwork while I was in high school. I was a big English nerd and took honors or AP English every year, and I really enjoyed pretty much all of the school-approved classics I had to read. 776 more words

Reading Life

The Curing of a Bibliomaniac Part 19: On Beauty (Zadie Smith, 2005); a.k.a Books on a Plane.

Books left: 7. Weeks left: 11 (every little thing is gonna be all right). 

The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free. 1,016 more words


My Auto-Buy Authors

Over the past month or so, I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube. For whatever reason, I started with video game channels, then moved on to beauty gurus, then finally ended up fully immersed in BookTubers. 619 more words

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