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    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

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  • Zadie Smith gets it
    by Ellen | January 17th, 2010 |

    Excerpts from today’s New York Times Book Review piece by Pankaj Mishra:

    Ideological inconsistency, [Zadie Smith] writes in her foreword [to her new collection, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays], is, for me, practically an article of faith.

    Smith’s hope . . . derives . . . from academic high theory, which assumes that those who live between cultures best represent and articulate the human condition today.

    . . . as Salman Rushdie and other practitioners of postcolonial postmodernism have stressed – ambivalence, doubt and confusion are essential to forming dynamic new hybrid selves.

    Smith’s broad-brush pronouncements underscore the limitations of the academic theories she often rehearses. Having hybrid identities, not belonging anywhere or indeed belonging everywhere, may have its advantages, but these attributes must still contend with pressing circumstances like the voraciousness of 21st-century capitalism. Far from floating free in a state of unbelonging, most people are trapped in predetermined social and political positions; they must act within the history that surrounds them.

    And that, my interstitial friends, is why we’re here.

    finish line

    2 Responses to “Zadie Smith gets it”

    1. Chris Says:

      Yes.

    2. Paul Watson Says:

      We’re not even in the temple – and that’s fine because the fun happens in the dark and dangerous streets outside, away from the formulaic rituals.

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