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Ali Smith ↠ 8 Read & Download Free download î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Ali Smith Read & Download à Autumn by Ali Smith ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF D Kingdom is in pieces divided by a historic once in a generation summerLove is wo. Ali Smith is not an easy author to read and yet her words and thoughts are beautiful If you like a linear plot you will not find it here though it is mostly set in the period after Brexit it goes back and forth in time To a friendship between a young girl and an elderly man a man who had uite a past which is slowly uncovered The thoughts expressed about Brexit are the same many are expressing here in the states after our recent election Wonderfully and adroitly expressed about the way many of us feel She loves to play with words play with scenes this is sometimes challenging but if you just read not expecting her to follow the supposed rules of fiction these things are often delightful She explores time it s passing autumn into winter past into present young into old as the seasons change so do we She throws in a pop artist the Christine Keeler scandal which I had to look up not being from Britain Her description of the natural world absolutely gorgeous As I was reading at times I was frustrated wondering where could she possibly be going with this Why does she throw this in Yet at books end I find myself thinking of what she wrote wishing I understood but finding it nonetheless undeniably imprinted in my mind May have to reread at a later pointARC from publisher

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Ali Smith ↠ 8 Read & Download Free download î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Ali Smith Read & Download à Autumn by Ali Smith ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Daniel is a century old Elisabeth born in 1984 has her eye on the future The Unite. This is EnglandAutumn is the first instalment of Ali Smith s seasonal uartet a cycle exploring the subjective experience of time uestioning the nature of time itself Triggered to read it by the title autumn is my favourite season this first episode was a wondrous introduction to Smith s writing for me Awaiting anticipating wondering about the next episodes to come which characters would return which artists Ali Smith would spotlight was an integral part of the marvellous and exhilarating experience that was reading the entire cycle in order of appearance Autumn is a playful multi layered and at times delectably subversive novel on the floating of time aging identity art love and friendship grounded knee deep in the grim realities of today s post truth politics against the backdrop of the aftermath of the Brexit vote Set right here right now the story time travels back and forth between the past and the present Since primary school Elisabeth now 32 and an art history lecturer and her next door neighbour Daniel Gluck about 70 years her senior are close friends Both soulmates are bruised Elisabeth is fatherless and Daniel is alone From flashbacks and dreams we learn from their childhood and past While Daniel a collector of arty art has awakened Elisabeth s sensibility to art and honed her skills of critical thinking encouraging her to be a girl reading the world Elisabeth now spends hours next to his bed while he dozes off in a care home reading Shakespeare and Huxley to him What you reading Always be reading something he said Even when we re not physically reading How else will we read the world Think of it as a constant Smith parallels two key moments in recent history and present day UK by connecting them both to dishonesties in politics suggesting these lies had critical impact on society the Brexit vote and the Profumo Scandal of 1963 She astutely smuggles the latter into the novel by interlacing the scandal and the life of her main characters Daniel and Elisabeth with the vibrant and tragically short life of Pauline Boty 1938 1966 the only female representative artist in British Pop Art whose legacy is continuously oscillating between oblivion and rediscovery Pauline Boty used a shot of the famous chair photograph series by Lewis Morley of the women at the heart of the Profumo scandal Christine Keeler in a collage painting which has been mysteriously missing soon after she had painted it Scandal 63 To say the least these lies make people sick She hadn t known that proximity to lies even just reading about them could make you feel so ill By showing the effect of lies by the powerful on society how they divide people and infuriate them Smith makes one ponder on the significance of truth Is there really anything new under the sun in this acrimonious year of the prevalence of post truth politics Or it is just an illustration of the unchangeable nature of power and the corroded order of things By reviving feminist artist Pauline Boty Smith thematises the position of women in modern art Some titles of Boty s paintings like It s a man s world speak volumes in that respect Smith s Boty proclaims I am a person I m an intelligent nakedness An intellectual body I m a bodily intelligence Art s full of nudes and I m a thinking choosing nude I m the artist as nude I m the nude as artist This assertion reminded me of the mission statement of the Guerrilla Girls a feminist group denouncing discrimination tracking and keeping statistics on the representation of female artists in museums Art still is a man s world to a very high extent However obvious Smith s sympathies in the debate do not expect pure doom and gloom Instead of wallowing in woeful defeatism the characters shine in heart warming and infectious combativeness and witty insurgence The Kafkaesue scenes at the post office resemble absurdist sketches while they are at the same time a virulent critiue on the ridiculously bureaucratic demands regulation imposes on people and on a society that turns a blind eye to the homeless which have to shelter in public buildings without anyone blinkingThe energetic pace of the writing brimming with jocular wordplay literary references and puns smoothly coincides with the melancholic undercurrent of this novel as Autumn breathes an atmosphere of transience People die at young age Everything is temporary like the leaves falling in autumn Entering history euals finding endless sad fragility Elisabeth had last come to the field just after the circus had left especially to look at the flat dry place where the circus had had its tent She liked doing melancholy things like that But now you couldn t tell that any of these summer things had ever happened There was just an empty field The sports tracks had faded and gone The flattened grass the places that had turned to mud where the crowds had wandered round between the rides and the open sided trucks of the driving and shooting games the ghost circus ring nothing but grass Il faut reculer pour mieux sauter Perhaps one could say that Ali Smith in a way indulges in facile preaching to the choir mollycoddling the right minded citizens mourning the present state of the world But why not just delight in her elouently phrased discourse and lithe sentences nodding approvingly while licking one s wounds instead of sinking into despair Fite dem Back I thank NetGalley Penguin and Ali Smith for granting me an ARC

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    PDF Autumn by Ali Smith My fourth book from the Booker longlist this is another that like Reservoir 13 would have made a worthy winner At the time of its release this book was billed as the first Brexit novel but there is so much to it than that update 19 Oct Sadly and yet again Ali Smith did not win but I was very impressed by her performance and the way she encouraged Emily Fridlund and Fiona Mozley at the Nottingham shortlist readings event which I

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  • Hardcover
  • 264
  • Autumn by Ali Smith
  • Ali Smith
  • English
  • 23 September 2020
  • 9780241207000