Zadie Smith new essay collection


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. 

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