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November 30, 2009

'That Crafty Feeling' — by Zadie Smith

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"A lecture given by the English author Zadie Smith to the students of Columbia University's writing program in New York on Monday, March 24, 2008."

"Discussed: Fraudulent and Fraudulent, Idiots, Kafka, Macro Planners and Micro Managers, Obsessive Perspective Disorder (OPD), Gravity's Rainbow, Derrida, Nabokov, Dostoyevsky, Crap, The Literary Echo Chamber, Apprenticeship, Magical Thinking, Victorian Boilers, Scaffolding, The Bhagavad-Gita, Donald Rumsfeld, Zeno, Roman Palazzos, Character, Odradek, Proofs, Smart Strangers, The Waste Land, Ezra Pound, Nausea."

That about covers it, what?

The lecture evolved into an essay which is among those in Smith's new collection, "Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays."

FunFact: Smith was born Sadie Smith.

It never fails to impress, how the tiniest change can cause the most enormous alteration in perception.

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The cover is great!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Nov 30, 2009 4:20:04 PM

home grown. from my town. Her first book White teeth is set in Harlesden. The mad bag lady is real!!!!!

Posted by: jo | Nov 30, 2009 2:21:51 PM

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