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.