Tag Archives: Zadie Smith

On Missing the Beat: Naivety in Zadie Smith’s Swing Time

Smith, Zadie. Swing Time. Penguin Canada, 2016. Zadie Smith’s White Teeth remains, I think, my favourite of Smith’s novels. At least, I find it the most comic, and Autograph Man perhaps her most clever. Swing Time, despite its title, I found … Continue reading

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“How Large Should this Circle Be?”(24): Interrogations in Zadie Smith’s The Embassy of Cambodia

Smith, Zadie. The Embassy of Cambodia. London: Penguin-Hamish Hamilton, 2013. My first thought on taking up The Embassy of Cambodia was a query of definition. Was I reading a novella? sixty-nine pages can hardly be classified as a novel, or … Continue reading

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Getting What One Deserves: Acts of Will in Zadie Smith’s NW

Smith, Zadie. NW. Toronto: Penguin Canada-Hamish Hamilton, 2012.  Last week, I at last picked up the copy of NW that has been waiting on my shelf since last November. I first became aware of Zadie Smith when PBS aired the … Continue reading

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