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Smith, Zadie

Overview
Works: 192 works in 786 publications in 9 languages and 22,645 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  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 )
86 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,312 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 )
68 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 4,104 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 )
50 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,773 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."--Publisher's information
The autograph man : a novel by Zadie Smith ( Book )
53 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,208 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 From the Trade Paperback edition
Changing my mind : occasional essays by Zadie Smith ( Book )
32 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,802 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 by Zadie Smith ( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 940 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 )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 731 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 )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 501 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 )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects stories from thirty European countries by authors old and new
NW a novel by Zadie Smith ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 450 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 )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex-Li Tandem is a 27-year-old, half-Jewish, helf-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. He even fakes them if that's what it takes. But what about his own needs? The list is long, but the two most important things are the love of a good woman and the rare autograph of an obscure actress
Changing my mind occasional essays by Zadie Smith ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zadie Smith offers a collection of essays penned between 1999 and 2009
The embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith ( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zadie Smith takes us deep into the life of a young woman, Fatou, domestic servant to the Derawals and escapes 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
Where angels fear to tread by E. M Forster ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 106 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
Over schoonheid by Zadie Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 100 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
Our world of water : children and water around the world by Beatrice Hollyer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore how children from six different countries use water every day
Zadie Smith introduces The burned children of America by Zadie Smith ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sourires de loup by Zadie Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman de société
The Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction by Ann Charters ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Information: 6th ed. Includes bibliographical references
Witte tanden by Zadie Smith ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het leven van een Bengaalse migrantenfamilie in Londen verloopt niet volgens verwachting
 
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Alternative Names
Smit, Zėdi
Smita, Zeidija 1975-
Smith, Sadie 1975-
Smith, Zadie
Смит, Зэди
סמית, זיידי
زادي سميث، 1975-
スミス, ゼイディー
Languages
English (424)
Dutch (11)
Danish (7)
French (6)
Chinese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
Finnish (1)
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