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Ali Smith: Contemporary Critical Perspectives

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In such novels as Hotel World and the Whitbread Prize winning The Accidental, Ali Smith has established herself as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary fiction. Covering her complete oeuvre, from the short stories to her most recent novel There but for the, this is the first comprehensive critical guide to Smith's work.


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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 12th 2013 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kirsty
As my favourite contemporary author I am perhaps a little biased, but I am very much of the opinion that Smith deserves far more critical attention. She is forever transgressing given limits within her fiction, and presenting fascinating and complex works about issues which matter. I have thus wanted to read Ali Smith: Contemporary Critical Perspectives for such a long time, but deemed the £75 hardcover RRP a little pricey for a general read. Thankfully, my University library had two copies, and ...more
Trever Polak
Just flipped through the essay on The Accidental and There but for the on Google Books, and I think I can now say that Ali Smith isn't really rendered properly in critical interpretation. I think if you read the novels thoughtfully you'll be able to pick up the stuff put forward here without all the academic mumbo jumbo. The scholarly analysis of her writing takes away the visceral emotion that makes it so powerful, too; the thing I love about her is that she's at once very intelligent and inv ...more
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