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Artful
Author: Ali Smith

ISBN: 9780241959572
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 3 October 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.7 x 1.8
Description:
Originally four lectures given by Ali Smith at Oxford University Artful is a tidal wave of ideas in four thematically organised bursts of thought: 'On Time', 'On Form', 'On Edge' and 'On Offer and On Reflection'. Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form, Artful is narrated by a character who is haunted - literally - by a former lover, the writer of a series of lectures about art and literature.

Full of both the poignancy and humour of fiction and all the sideways insights and jaunty angles you would expect from Ali Smith's criticism, it explores form, style, life, love, death, mortality, immortality and what art and writing can mean.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and the Orange prize, and winner of the Encore Award and the Arts Council Scottish Book Award, Ali Smith is one of our most interesting writers at work today. Artful shows her at her most innovative, warm and generous best.

Praise for Artful:

"Artful is a revelation; a new kind of book altogether ...it could have only been written by Ali Smith. It will open doors for writers; a kind of Room of One...

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