Posts Tagged: Ali Smith

Heartbreak and Hair Dye: Talking with Amy Feltman

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Amy Feltman discusses her debut novel, WILLA & HESPER.

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We Wish You A Literary Christmas

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From Dickens to Nabokov to Ali Smith, Kate Webb traces the history of authors pondering Christmas, and the 21st century revival of the Christmas story: Even in our prickly individualism, hemmed in by consumer goods, there are moments when we can escape from safe, homogenized lives to experience the tingling pleasures of heat and cold, […]

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“Artful,” by Ali Smith

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In one of the more memorable passages of Ali Smith’s Artful, the narrator notes how “surprisingly lightly” we treat books “in contemporary culture. We’d never expect to understand a piece of music on one listen, but we tend to believe we’ve read a book after reading it just once.” As I wound my way for […]

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