Zadie Smith Questions and Answers

Zadie Smith

"Martha, Martha" is a short story written by Zadie Smith and follows the story of Pam, an estate agent, who tries to help Martha, a young girl, to find a place to live. The story is written from a...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2020, 10:06 am (UTC)

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Zadie Smith

In her lecture “That Crafty Feeling” (2008), Zadie Smith’s approach to the craft of writing is somewhat different than expected. For one, Smith says at the very onset that she can’t offer advice on...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019, 4:16 am (UTC)

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Zadie Smith

Your literary analysis of Zadie Smith's short story "Martha, Martha" could focus on the title. Although, as you might have noticed, Pam does much of the talking throughout the story, the title is...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2020, 3:19 pm (UTC)

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Zadie Smith

Miss Adele has been attempting to squeeze herself into a world that has failed to grow with her, much like her corset which has been ripped in half. As her body has aged, it has become more and...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2021, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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Zadie Smith

In Zadie Smith's short story "Martha, Martha," Martha visits Pam because Pam is a real estate agent and Martha is looking for an apartment to rent. Martha has recently come to the United States...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2021, 8:05 pm (UTC)

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Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith's “The Waiter's Wife” lends itself to all kinds of possible discussions from the immigrant experience to identity to alienation to racism to power relations. Let's look at a selection...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 12:51 am (UTC)

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Zadie Smith

A comparison between Frederick Douglass's 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth ofJuly" and Zadie Smith's set of 2020 essays "Intimations" is in the treatment of race. Both authors focus on...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2021, 1:05 pm (UTC)

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