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tflurry's picture

When reading NW, and even more so when we discussed it in class, I found myself very intrigued by the structures Zadie Smith choose to use throughout the book. To break a mold and rebuild it is in some ways astonishing to me, and she certainly explored what it meant to be a chapter, a section, a dialogue. Some of her chapters were numbered while others were named or mis-numbered. She did not use quotation marks of any sort, some of her descriptions were stream-of-consciousness focus on one thing or another, and some of her chapters were made up entirely of google map directions, or a web page, or stream-of-consciousness senses along a certain path. I would love to explore in more depth the tools she uses, and where and why she might use them.