Autumn

Autumn Ali Smith

Discover Ali Smith's dazzling, once-in-a-generation series, Seasonal, a tour-de-force quartet of novels about love, time, art, politics, and how we live right now

Two old friends—Daniel, a centenarian, and Elisabeth, born in 1984—look to both the future and the past as the United Kingdom stands divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever.

Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. This first in a seasonal quartet casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearian jeu d'esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s Pop art: the centuries cast their eyes over our own history-making.

From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories, and a story about ageing and time and love and stories themselves.

  • 'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' The Times
  • Humour, grace, solace...A light-footed meditation on mortality, mutability and how to keep your head in troubled times The Guardian
  • “Smith’s novel plays an intimate melody against a broader dissonance, probing the friendship between an art historian and an aging songwriter as they grapple with personal predicaments and a perilous world.” — O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “Already acknowledged as one of the most inventive novelists writing in Britain today, with her new novel, Autumn, Ali Smith also proves herself to be one of the country’s foremost chroniclers, her finger firmly on the social and political pulse.” — The Independent
  • “Smith is brilliant on what the referendum has done to Britain. . . . I can think of few writers—Virginia Woolf is one, James Salter another—so able to propel a narrative through voice alone. . . . This is a novel that works by accretion, appearing light and playful, surface-dwelling, while all the time enacting profound changes on the reader’s heart.” —Alex Preston, Financial Times
  • “[A] vision of post-Brexit England. . . . . . . . [Smith’s] novel is marked with quiet, brave notes of hope.” — The Straits Times
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780241973318
Uitgever
Penguin UK
Datum
07-09-2017
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
208 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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