Artful

Artful

by Ali Smith
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 01/11/2012
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From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED and BAILEYS PRIZE-WINNING author of How to be both and the critically acclaimed Seasonal quartet


'Artful is a revelation; a new kind of book altogether . . . it could have only been written by Ali Smith . . . makes you glad to be alive' Jackie Kay


Narrated by a character who is haunted - literally - by a former lover, Artful slips slyly between fiction and essay, guiding the reader thrillingly through a sequence of ideas on art and literature. With Smith's trademark humour, inventiveness, poignancy and critical insight, this is unique experiment in form, style, life, love, death, immortality and what art can mean.


Based on four electrifying lectures given by the author at Oxford University, and exploring the explosive connections between art, story, memory and grief - Artful is a tidal wave of ideas to blast away the cobwebs and change how you see the world.


'Playful and audacious' Independent


'Powerful and moving' London Review of Books


'Magical... Blending of criticism and fiction, Artful belongs in a genre of its own . . . Joyful for anyone interested in the art of writing, and living, well' Anita Sethi, New Statesman

ISBN:
9780241959589
9780241959589
Category:
Literary essays
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-11-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Ali Smith

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962.

She is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be Both, and Public Library and other stories.

Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be Both won the Baileys Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize.

Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.

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