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The Resource Feel free : essays, Zadie Smith

Feel free : essays, Zadie Smith

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Feel free : essays
Title
Feel free
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Zadie Smith
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Contributor
Narrator
Language
eng
Summary
From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own right. Arranged into four sections-In the World, In the Audience, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free-this new collection poses questions we immediately recognize. What is The Social Network-and Facebook itself-really about' "It's a cruel portrait of us: 500 million sentient people entrapped in the recent careless thoughts of a Harvard sophomore." Why do we love libraries' "Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay." What will we tell our granddaughters about our collective failure to address global warming' "So I might say to her, look: the thing you have to appreciate is that we'd just been through a century of relativism and deconstruction, in which we were informed that most of our fondest-held principles were either uncertain or simple wishful thinking, and in many areas of our lives we had already been asked to accept that nothing is essential and everything changes-and this had taken the fight out of us somewhat." Gathering in one place for the first time previously unpublished work, as well as already classic essays, such as, "Joy," and, "Find Your Beach," Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith's own life. Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the work of Swiss novelists, she is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive-and never any less than perfect company. This is literary journalism at its zenith
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technical information on music
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RECBC
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Smith, Zadie
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Narrated by Nikki Amuka-Bird
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1976-
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Amuka-Bird, Nikki
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Label
Feel free : essays, Zadie Smith
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
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rdacontent
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (14 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525528739
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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Set includes: 11 compact discs.
Publisher number
PRHA 7199
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • on1002830979
  • (OCoLC)1002830979
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Label
Feel free : essays, Zadie Smith
Publication
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525528739
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
Set includes: 11 compact discs.
Publisher number
PRHA 7199
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1002830979
  • (OCoLC)1002830979
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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