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ISBN: 9780143124498
Published: Penguin Books - February 4th, 2014

Part contemporary ghost story, part academic treatise, Artful sparkles with allusion and crackles with wit and brilliance. The narrator, an arborist, is visited by her dead lover, a writer, academic and author of a series of lectures on art and literature. A compilation of the Weidenfeld lectures on European comparative literature given by Smith at St. Anne's College, Oxford in February, 2012, Artful is a set of discursive stories, a commentary on love, loss and connection - to put it briefly - by a dazzling wordsmith. What Ali Smith does with language will inspire you to explore philosophy, poetry and literature with renewed exuberance. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer