Changing My Mind
Changing My Mind
Occasional Essays

"[These essays] reflect a lively, unselfconscious, rigorous, erudite, and earnestly open mind that's busy refining its view of life, literature, and a great deal in between."
-Los Angeles Times

Split into five sections-Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering--Changing My Mind finds Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over material both personal and cultural. This engaging collection of essays-some published here for the first time-reveals Smith as a passionate and precise essayist, equally at home in the world of great books and bad movies, family and philosophy, British comedians and Italian divas. Whether writing on Katherine Hepburn, Kafka, Anna Magnani, or Zora Neale Hurston, she brings deft care to the art of criticism with a style both sympathetic and insightful. Changing My Mind is journalism at its most expansive, intelligent, and funny-a gift to readers and writers both.

Title Changing My Mind
Subtitle Occasional Essays
Author Zadie Smith
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 26 October 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 0143117955
ISBN-13 9780143117957
Publication Date 26 October 2010
Main content page count 320
Weight 16 oz.

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