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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ali Smith Narrator: Ali Smith Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9781622311842
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The tale and the essay are melded into a magical hybrid form, a song of praise to the power of stories in our lives. Narrated by a character who is haunted <#150> literally <#150> by a former lover, the writer of a series of lectures about art and liter Download and start listening now!

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  • “Like no lectures you’ve ever encountered. Part ghost story, part love story, part mystery, part ode, they weave a narrative that feels more urgent, more naked than academia commonly allows. This is good. Good because exciting; it hooks us. And good because in taking this approach, Smith goes a long way toward restoring the arid subject of comp lit to its more rightful state, something vital and raw.”

    New York Times

  • “One of the marvelous things about this book is its reconciliation of the serious—both in the form of this crumbling, smelly guest and in its ardent advocacy of art—and light. Smith, whose love of words and skill at wordplay has already been made apparent in her stories and novels, performs dodge after dodge after dodge…What Smith has done with Artful is to invent a new form apart from form, to build a kind of Frankensteins monster inside the act of art.”

    Los Angeles Review of Books

  • “Contemplative and electrifying.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author
Author Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the author of many works of fiction, including the novel Hotel World, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize as well as winning the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. The Accidental won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her story collections include Free Love, which won a Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, and The Whole Story and Other Stories. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith now lives in Cambridge, England.