Reading Zadie Smith: The First Decade and Beyond (Google eBook)

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Philip Tew
A&C Black, Dec 5, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 208 pages
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Since the publication of White Teeth in 2000, Zadie Smith has become one of the most popular contemporary writers and also one of the mostly widely studied. Taking criticism of Smith's work beyond its traditional focus on postcolonialism and multicultural identity, Reading Zadie Smith brings together leading international scholars to open up new directions in criticism of Smith's work.

Covering such key topics as posthumanism, hysterical realism', religion, identity and ethics, this book brings together a full range of current critical perspectives to explore not only Smith's novels but also her short stories, her criticism and her non-fiction writing.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Zadie Smiths White Teeth and the Posthuman
13
Narrative Deception and Uncomfortable Truths
27
Somatic Seizure and Control in White Teeth
39
Reconsidering Zadie Smiths The Autograph Man
53
The Articulation of Identity in Zadie Smiths The Autograph Man
69
Personal and Political History in Zadie Smiths On Beauty
83
Zadie Smiths NW
97
8 Revisionary Modernism and Postmillennial Experimentation in Zadie Smiths NW
111
Religion in the Fiction of Zadie Smith
127
Zadie Smiths Hysterical Realism
141
Monologic Hybridity in Zadie Smiths White Teeth and Salman Rushdies Midnights Children
155
Englishness in a Globalized World
169
Notes on Contributors
187
Index
191
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About the author (2013)

Philip Tew is Professor of English (Post-1900 Literature) at Brunel University, UK, Director of Brunel's Centre for Contemporary Writing and Director of the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies.

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