y Artful selected work   essay   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Adapted from four lectures given by Ali Smith at Oxford University, Artful is a tidal wave of ideas in four thematically organised bursts of thought: 'On Time', 'On Form', 'On Edge' and 'On Offer and On Reflection'. Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form, Artful is narrated by a character who is haunted - literally - by a former lover, the writer of a series of lectures about art and literature. Full of both the poignancy and humour of fiction and all the sideways insights and jaunty angles you would expect from Ali Smith's criticism, it explores form, style, life, love, death, mortality, immortality and what art and writing can mean. Part fiction, part essay, Artful is a revelation of what writing can do and a reaffirmation of Ali Smith's unmatched literary powers.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Hamish Hamilton , 2012 .
      Extent: 256p.
      Note/s:
      • Originally presented as four lectures for the Weidenfeld Visiting Professorship in European comparative literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, in January and February 2012. Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9780241145418, 0241145414

Works about this Work

Questions of Love and Loss Felicity Plunkett , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 April 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Artful Ali Smith 2012 selected work essay short story
Book Pays Homage to Aliki Vougiouklaki 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , 6 February 2013;
'Greek actress Aliki Vougiouklaki has been immortalised by being on the cover of the latest novel by author Ali Smith.'
Questions of Love and Loss Felicity Plunkett , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 April 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Artful Ali Smith 2012 selected work essay short story
Book Pays Homage to Aliki Vougiouklaki 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , 6 February 2013;
'Greek actress Aliki Vougiouklaki has been immortalised by being on the cover of the latest novel by author Ali Smith.'
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