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Smith, Zadie

Works: 237 works in 1,318 publications in 28 languages and 32,489 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Picaresque fiction  Short stories  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Narrator, Other, wst, win, wpr, Contributor, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: PR6069.M59, 823.914
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White teeth : a novel by Zadie Smith( Book )

215 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 5,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On New Year's morning, 1975, Archie Jones sits in his car on a London road and waits for the exhaust fumes to fill his Cavalier Musketeer station wagon. Archie--working-class, ordinary, a failed marriage under his belt--is calling it quits, the deciding factor being the flip of a 20-pence coin. When the owner of a nearby halal butcher shop (annoyed that Archie's car is blocking his delivery area) comes out and bangs on the window, he gives Archie another chance at life and sets in motion this richly imagined, uproariously funny novel. Epic and intimate, hilarious and poignant, White Teeth is the story of two North London families--one headed by Archie, the other by Archie's best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal. Pals since they served together in World War II, Archie and Samad are a decidedly unlikely pair. Plodding Archie is typical in every way until he marries Clara, a beautiful, toothless Jamaican woman half his age, and the couple have a daughter named Irie (the Jamaican word for "no problem"). Samad--devoutly Muslim, hopelessly "foreign"--Weds the feisty and always suspicious Alsana in a prearranged union. They have twin sons named Millat and Magid, one a pot-smoking punk-cum-militant Muslim and the other an insufferable science nerd. The riotous and tortured histories of the Joneses and the Iqbals are fundamentally intertwined, capturing an empire's worth of cultural identity, history, and hope
On beauty : a novel by Zadie Smith( Book )

136 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 4,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
Swing time by Zadie Smith( Book )

76 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 3,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty. Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey--the same twists, the same shakes--and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time"--
NW by Zadie Smith( Book )

99 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 3,348 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 )

105 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,359 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 )

54 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,916 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
Feel free : essays by Zadie Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of both previously unpublished works and classic essays includes discussions of recent cultural and political events, social networking, libraries, and the failure to address global warming
Best European fiction 2010 by Aleksandar Hemon( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,041 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
Swing time by Zadie Smith( Recording )

31 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two dancers with different approaches to their craft share a complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, in a story that transitions from northwest London to West Africa
The book of other people by Zadie Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 913 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 )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 597 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
NW : a novel by Zadie Smith( Recording )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 461 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
White teeth by Zadie Smith( Recording )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 443 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
The best American essays 2015( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
The embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith( Book )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 404 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
Feel free : essays by Zadie Smith( Recording )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of new and previously published essays, including "Joy" and "Find Your Breach", that address important recent events in culture and politics as well as Smith's own life
The autograph man by Zadie Smith( Recording )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 330 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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zadie Smith offers a collection of essays penned between 1999 and 2009
Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill by Jerry Dantzic( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, New York photojournalist Jerry Dantzic spent time with the iconic singer Billie Holiday during a week-long run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. The resulting images offer a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of Billie with her family, friends, and her pet chihuahua, Pepe; playing with her godchild (son of her autobiography's coauthor, William Dufty); washing dishes at the Duftys' home; walking the streets of Newark; in her hotel room; waiting backstage or having a drink in front of the stage; and performing. The years and the struggles seem to vanish when she sings; her face lights up. Later that same year, Dantzic photographed her in color at the second New York Jazz Festival at Randall's Island. Only a handful of the photographs in the book have ever been published. In her text, Zadie Smith evokes Lady Day herself and shows us what she sees as she inhabits these images and reveals what she is thinking
Michael Jackson : on the wall by Nicholas Cullinan( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story. Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists. For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition
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White teeth : a novel
On beauty : a novelThe autograph man : a novelChanging my mind : occasional essaysBest European fiction 2010The book of other peopleOn beautyWhite teethThe autograph manChanging my mind : occasional essays
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Smit, Zaydi 1975-

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Smit Zeidi

Smita, Zeidija 1975-

Smith Sadie

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Смит, Зэди

זיידי סמית' סופרת בריטית

סמיטה, זידי 1975-

סמית, זידי 1975-

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زادي سميث، 1975-

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ज़ैडी स्मिथ

জেডি স্মিথ ব্রিটিশ লেখিকা

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ஸேடி ஸ்மித்

스미스, 제이디 1975-

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