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Arriving Here. Ali Smith’s Winter

Smith, Ali. Winter. Penguin Canada, 2017. Opening Ali Smith’s Winter reveals quotations from Shakespeare, Barbara Hepworth, Theresa May, Muriel Spark, and Charles Dickens and surely gives advance notice that once again Smith will be leading her readers on a crazy paving … Continue reading

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Pursuing Elsewhere: Ali Smith’s Public Library

Smith, Ali. Public Library and Other Stories. Hamish Hamilton, 2015. If you are a reader, and I expect you are given that you’re reading this blog, then you are probably intimately acquainted with your local public library. That is to … Continue reading

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Trompe L’oeil: Perspectives in Ali Smith’s How To Be Both

Smith, Ali. How to be Both. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2014. How to be Both by Ali Smith is an intriguing book. Written in sections, it tells the story of Georgia whose mother has recently died and also of Francesco del … Continue reading

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Life, Love, and Literature: Ali smith’s The First Person and Other Stories

Smith, Ali. The First Person and Other Stories. [2009] Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2010. This collection of short stories, some of which originally appeared in various journals and newspapers, is introduced by quotations from Grace Paley, Edwin Morgan, Katherine Mansfield, and … Continue reading

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