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March 13, 2011


Delightful post. I love Zadie Smith, her fiction as well as her non-fiction, but I also don't have a subscription to Harper's Magazine. The quotations you report here are so true: I am always amazed at how Smith is able to notice small things that are nonetheless so relevant to us book lovers.

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