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Ali Smith (1) (1962–)

Autor(a) de The Accidental

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Obras de Ali Smith

The Accidental (2006) 2,777 cópias
Autumn (2016) 2,056 cópias
How to Be Both (2014) 1,583 cópias
Hotel World (2001) 1,250 cópias
Winter (2017) 1,101 cópias
There But For The (2011) 1,029 cópias
Spring (2019) 775 cópias
Summer (2020) 613 cópias
Artful (2012) 364 cópias
Companion Piece (2022) 331 cópias
Like (1997) 193 cópias
Free Love and Other Stories (1995) 131 cópias
The Book Lover (2008) 60 cópias
The Story of Antigone (2011) 51 cópias
The Reader (2006) — Editor — 47 cópias
The Seer (2006) 23 cópias
New Writing 13 (2005) — Editor & Introduction — 17 cópias
Shire (2013) 17 cópias
BP Portrait Award 2016 (2016) 10 cópias
Writ (2006) 8 cópias
Shorts III (2000) 7 cópias
The Door 3 cópias
Estate (2021) 3 cópias
The Switch 2 cópias
Whiter 1 exemplar(es)
Tate Etc. (Issue 7, Summer 2006) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Last 1 exemplar(es)
Temps de llibreries 2016 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Book of a Thousand Days (2007) — Artista da capa, algumas edições2,582 cópias
Wise Children (1991) — Introdução, algumas edições1,921 cópias
The Door (2005) — Introdução, algumas edições1,820 cópias
A Far Cry from Kensington (1988) — Introdução, algumas edições1,285 cópias
The Hearing Trumpet (1967) — Introdução, algumas edições1,111 cópias
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições1,094 cópias
The True Deceiver (1982) — Introdução, algumas edições993 cópias
The Winner's Crime (2015) — Artista da capa, algumas edições897 cópias
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield (1945) — Introdução, algumas edições896 cópias
Fair Play (1989) — Introdução, algumas edições730 cópias
Trumpet (1998) — Introdução, algumas edições632 cópias
A Winter Book (1998) — Introdução, algumas edições591 cópias
The Comforters (1957) — Introdução, algumas edições509 cópias
The Abbess of Crewe (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições473 cópias
Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir (2013) — Introdução, algumas edições305 cópias
Travelling Light (1987) — Prefácio, algumas edições237 cópias
Greenvoe (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições193 cópias
Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read (2019) — Prefácio — 100 cópias
Love in a Bottle (1935) — Prefácio, algumas edições99 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1999) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Ox-Tales: Fire (2009) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Furies: Stories of the wicked, wild and untamed (2023) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
In bed with … (2008) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Sex and Death: Stories (2016) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Refugee Tales (2016) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Diva Book of Short Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Necrologue: The Diva Book of the Dead and the Undead (2003) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Women on Nature (2021) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods (2011) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
TLS Short Stories (2003) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Brighton Book (2005) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Small Talk: Memories of an Edwardian Childhood (1973) — Introdução, algumas edições11 cópias
The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice (2012) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Derek Jarman's modern nature — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Road Stories: New Writing Inspired by Exhibition Road (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



2017 Booker Prize longlist: Autumn by Ali Smith em Booker Prize (Outubro 2017)
2014 Booker Prize longlist: How to Be Both em Booker Prize (Agosto 2014)
Group Read, April 2014: There But For The em 1001 Books to read before you die (Abril 2014)
England, lit fic, newer, at a party em Name that Book (Janeiro 2012)
The Accidental by Ali Smith em Orange January/July (Janeiro 2012)


The story of George (short for Georgia), a grieving teenage girl whose mother has just died, and also the Italian renaissance painter Francescho del Cossa, whose frescoes at Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferara George and her mother visited before she died. It’s both stories, just as many of the characters are both male and female, alive and dead, and the art is both made and unmade. It’s also about love, friendship, empathy, and art. It’s both playful and serious, joyous and sad. And as typical for Ali Smith, it’s beautifully written.… (mais)
Charon07 | outras 51 resenhas | May 12, 2024 |
A soft four stars. I think I don't love Spring as much as I love the two previous novels in Smith's quartet, Autumn and Winter but nevertheless the author's passionate, witty, deeply angry intellect is on grand display here.

I wonder how these books will read in 30 years, when I think we as humans will look back on this time with a great deal of despair and regret. Regardless, these books are a time capsule of an upset Western world, drawing together art and politics, history and the present, naturalism and mythology, into a compelling literary strand.… (mais)
therebelprince | outras 36 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
This series has been a balm for my soul, and no doubt for the souls of many others devastated by the 21st century's rapid embrace of hatred, division, cronyism, lies, mistruths, financial inequality, social inequality, political inequality, irrational and poorly thought-out arguments, and anything else that sees kindness and reason as unnecessary barriers on the path ahead.

Summer is a fitting conclusion. While I can only award the individual novel 4 stars, the series as a whole certainly deserves 5.

The books are certainly filled with despair and fear, with that vertiginous feeling constantly rattling in the brains of those of us who know our history, utterly bewildered that all this can happen over and over again, and yet not surprised at all. Smith captures characters who cannot quite connect, who cannot quite see past their own worldviews to peer inside the minds of others. Yet, she also offers hope.

That hope has become harder to find, not just during the apocalyptic year of 2020, but during the entirety of my lifetime, the apex of the neoliberal movement. Smith's series is not an instruction manual, not a solution. Rather it is like the songs we sing in the darkness, to remind ourselves that we are not alone. It is a battle cry, or a gospel hymn. It reminds us that we are more than our worst selves. Like the late Shakespeare plays which are referenced frequently throughout the four volumes, Smith suggests that there is still magic in the web, that humans still have the capacity to overcome the dark times we have created, and metamorphose them into something rich and strange.
… (mais)
therebelprince | outras 32 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
I don't think I enjoyed this as much as "Autumn", perhaps the themes feel a bit more pointed, perhaps the layers seem more densely layered yet less dense within themselves. Still, I always enjoy Smith's writing, her clever intertextual references, and her tone of voice. And the broader aims of this quartet are admirable. Looking forward to seeing the sun again in Spring.
therebelprince | outras 52 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |


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