Changing My Mind Occasional Essays

Zadie Smith

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An outstanding collection of wit, wisdom and writerly observation from one of Britain’s most loved authors

How did George Eliot’s love life affect her prose? Why did Kafka write at three in the morning? In what ways is Barack Obama like Eliza Doolittle? Can you be over-dressed for the Oscars? What is Italian Feminism? If Roland Barthes killed the Author, can Nabokov revive him? What does ‘soulful’ mean? Is Date Movie the worst film ever made?

A collection of essays that brims over with personality and warmth, Changing My Mind is journalism at its most expansive, intelligent and funny – a gift to readers and writers both. Within its covers an essay is more than a column of opinions- it’s a space in which to think freely.

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ISBN – 9780141019468
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Dimensions – 197mm X 129mm
Categories – Essays

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