Zadie Smith new essay collection

384B6571-1195-48EA-B628-0DF2CEA89ACB

I got a ping on my IPad “Your pre-order of the book Intimations is available”. 

It’s a new collection of essays by Zadie Smith. I didn’t realise they were short. I’ve read a book of her short stories. I know she teaches in New York. She is the epitome of cool to me.

I liked the essay collection. I liked the vignettes of the people she focuses on. I like the freshly minted, spot on detail. 

The Irish author Michael Foley in his book “Age of Absurdity” recommended reading Proust and Joyce to re-animate life. I read Smith. Now I am sat in this Aladdin’s cave full of books, each book a dream. My head and heart full of dreams too. 

Detail re-animates the world. 

Thanks Zadie. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s