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Smith, Zadie

Overview
Works: 191 works in 727 publications in 10 languages and 21,971 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR6069.M59, 823.914
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White teeth : a novel by Zadie Smith ( Book )
85 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in post-war London, this novel of the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half-century follows two families--the Joneses and the Iqbals, both outsiders from within the former British empire--as they make their way in modern England
On beauty : a novel by Zadie Smith ( Book )
65 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 4,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals can redeem everybody, and Jerome struggles to be a believer in a family of strict atheists. Faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Or the encore. Then Jerome, Howard's older son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives. How do you choose the work on which to spend your life? Why do you love the people you love? Do you really believe what you claim to? And what is the beautiful thing, and how far will you go to get it? Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, very funny indeed
NW by Zadie Smith ( Book )
40 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Four Londoners--Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan--try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end."--From publisher's information
The autograph man : a novel by Zadie Smith ( Book )
51 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. His business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them'all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want' Only the return of his father, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of forties movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries. The Autograph Man is a deeply funny existential tour around the hollow trappings of modernity: celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience. It offers further proof that Zadie Smith is one of the most staggeringly talented writers of her generation. From the Trade Paperback edition
Changing my mind : occasional essays by Zadie Smith ( Book )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Split into five sections-"Reading," "Being," "Seeing," "Feeling" and "Remembering"--Changing My Mind invites readers to witness the world from Zadie Smith's unique vantage. Smith casts her acute eye over material both personal and cultural, with wonderfully engaging essays-some published here for the first time-on diverse topics including literature, movies, going to the Oscars, British comedy, family, feminism, Obama, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Magnani. In her investigations Smith also reveals much of herself. Her literary criticism shares the wealth of her experiences as a reader and exposes the tremendous influence diverse writers-E.M. Forster, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, and others-have had on her writing life and her self-understanding. Smith also speaks directly to writers as a craftsman, offering precious practical lessons on process. Here and throughout, readers will learn of the wide-ranging experiences-in novels, travel, philosophy, politics, and beyond-that have nourished Smith's rich life of the mind. Her probing analysis offers tremendous food for thought, encouraging readers to attend to the slippery questions of identity, art, love, and vocation that so often go neglected. Changing My Mind announces Zadie Smith as one of our most important contemporary essayists, a writer with the rare ability to turn the world on its side with both fact and fiction. Changing My Mind is a gift to readers, writers, and all who want to look at life more expansively
The book of other people ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character. The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight "realism"--If such a thing exists-is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: Aleksandar Hemon; Nick Hornby; Hari Kunzru; Toby Litt; David Mitchell; George Saunders; Colm Toibin; Chris Ware, and more
On beauty by Zadie Smith ( Recording )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Englishman Howard Belsey struggles to revive his love for his African-American wife as he works abroad at an American college, but when a disastrous affair is revealed, Howard learns his actions may have dire consequences on every member of his family
White teeth by Zadie Smith ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in post-war London, this novel of the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half-century follows two families--the Joneses and the Iqbals, both outsiders from within the former British empire--as they make their way in modern England
Best European fiction 2010 by Aleksandar Hemon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historically, English-language readers have been great fans of European literature, and names like Franz Kafka, Gustave Flaubert, and Thomas Mann are so familiar we hardly think of them as foreign at all. What those writers brought to English-language literature was a wide variety of new ideas, styles, and ways of seeing the world. Yet times have changed, and how much do we even know about the richly diverse literature being written in Europe today? Best European Fiction 2010 is the inaugural installment of an annual anthology of stories from across Europe edited by Bosnian novelist and MacArthur "Genius-Award" winner Aleksandar Hemon with dozens of editorial, media, and programming partners in the U.S., U.K., and Europe
NW a novel by Zadie Smith ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zadie Smith's brilliant tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan, as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end
The autograph man by Zadie Smith ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex-Li Tandem is a 27-year-old, half-Jewish, half-Chinese man in search of himself. In his own words, he has "no love, no transportation, no ambitions, no faith," and not much else. An autograph peddler, he hunts down the signatures people want and sells them
Changing my mind occasional essays by Zadie Smith ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zadie Smith offers a collection of essays penned between 1999 and 2009
Where angels fear to tread by E. M Forster ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When attractive English widow Lidia takes a holiday in Italy, she causes a scandal by marrying Gino, a highly unsuitable Italian 12 years her junior. Her snobbish in-laws make no attempts to hide their disapproval, and when Lidia's decision eventually brings disaster, her English relatives embark on an expedition to face the uncouth foreigner
Zadie Smith introduces The burned children of America by Zadie Smith ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our world of water by Beatrice Hollyer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NW by Zadie Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het leven van vier heel verschillende personages in het verarmde Londense noordwesten
The embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zadie Smith takes us deep into the life of a young woman, Fatou, domestic servant to the Derawals and escapee from one set of hardships to another. Beginning and ending outside the Embassy of Cambodia, which happens to be located in Willesden, NW London, Zadie Smith's absorbing, moving and wryly observed story suggests how the apparently small things in an ordinary life always raise larger, more extraordinary questions
Over schoonheid by Zadie Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een multiraciaal gezin zoekt in een multiculturele universiteitsstad in Amerika op soms hilarische wijze naar ouderwetse waarden en normen in de moderne samenleving
Sourires de loup by Zadie Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman de société
The Story and Its Writer : An Introduction to Short Fiction ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smit, Zėdi
Smita, Zeidija, 1975-
Smith, Sadie 1975- Frueherer Name
Smith, Zadie
Смит, Зэди
סמית, זיידי
زادي سميث، 1975-
スミス, ゼイディー
Languages
English (382)
French (6)
Dutch (5)
Danish (2)
Finnish (1)
Russian (1)
Italian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Chinese (1)
Hungarian (1)
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