Feel Free

February 5, 2019|
Feel Free by ZADIE SMITH
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New York Times Notable Book
Winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Awards, Criticism category
Finalist for the 2019 PEN /  Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay


A timely, powerful collection of essays from one of our sharpest minds and most sparkling stylists
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How much joy can a person tolerate? How many kinds of boredom make up a life? Who owns the story of black America? Should Justin Bieber be more like Socrates? And why is there a dead art collector floating in the swimming pool?
     Dazzlingly insightful, explosively funny and ever-timely, Zadie Smith is back with a second unmissable collection of essays. From German Old Masters to the new masters of East Coast rap, from social networks opening lines of communication to national referenda closing doors, Feel Free reaches out in all directions and draws back a rich feast of ideas. Here pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment: dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion.
     With the easy intimacy of a local and the piercing clarity of an outsider, Feel Free casts a sharp critical eye over the creative luminaries that have shaped our world: from J. G. Ballard to Karl Ove Knausgaard, Orson Welles to Charlie Kaufman, Joni Mitchell to Beyonce, and far beyond. And it considers the points of contact where the author herself meets this world, where the political meets the personal and critique meets memoir. This electrifying new collection showcases Zadie Smith as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.
Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as a novella, The Embassy of Cambodia, and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People. Zadie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as o...
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Title:Feel Free
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:480 pages, 8.39 X 5.38 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 8.39 X 5.38 X 0.98 in
Published:February 5, 2019
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143192596

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