Zadie Smith





Zadie Smith

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in London Borough of Brent, The United Kingdom
October 27, 1975

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Vladimir Nabokov, E.M. Forster, Charles Dickens, P.G. Wodehouse, Marti...more


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Zadie Smith (born Sadie Smith October 27, 1975) is an English novelist. To date she has written four novels, and is widely regarded as one of England's most talented young authors; in 2003, she was included on Granta's list of 20 best young authors.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zadie_Smith



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White Teeth
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NW
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The Embassy of Cambodia: Sh...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 714 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Zadie Smith Introduces the ...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Martha and Hanwell
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2005
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Moonlit Landscape With Bridge
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2014
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September 2012, Zadie Smith
"The acclaimed author of White Teeth again taps into London's pell-mell rhythm in her new tragi-comic novel, NW, told in the city's multicultural vernacular." ...More

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“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
Zadie Smith

“She wore her sexuality with an older woman's ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down.”
Zadie Smith

“It's a funny thing about the modern world. You hear girls in the toilets of clubs saying, "Yeah, he fucked off and left me. He didn't love me. He just couldn't deal with love. He was too fucked up to know how to love me." Now, how did that happen? What was it about this unlovable century that convinced us we were, despite everything, eminently lovable as a people, as a species? What made us think that anyone who fails to love us is damaged, lacking, malfunctioning in some way? And particularly if they replace us with a god, or a weeping madonna, or the face of Christ in a ciabatta roll---then we call them crazy. Deluded. Regressive. We are so convinced of the goodness of ourselves, and the goodness of our love, we cannot bear to believe that there might be something more worthy of love than us, more worthy of worship. Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water. Not everybody deserves love all the time.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth

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