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“A stimulating combination of literary criticism, essay, and fiction” (The New Yorker) from the incomparable Ali Smith

Artful is a celebration of literature’s worth in and to the world—it is about the things art can do, the things art is made of, and the quicksilver nature of all artfulness. A magical hybrid that refuses 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… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

Readers looking to Artful for a more direct, self-enclosed, James Wood-esque literary primer are bound to be disappointed. But for everyone else. . .here’s to a challenge!

Artful can be read in a few sittings, but is as layered with motifs and tonal shifts as a nocturne, and deserves repeated reflection.

Artful is half-baked, but traces of a sensibility that’s rich and fully shaped do leak through the cracks.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Penguin (January 24, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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