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On beauty : a novel, by Zadie Smith

Label
On beauty : a novel
Title
On beauty
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Zadie Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals can redeem everybody, and Jerome struggles to be a believer in a family of strict atheists. Faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Or the encore. Then Jerome, Howard's older son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives. How do you choose the work on which to spend your life? Why do you love the people you love? Do you really believe what you claim to? And what is the beautiful thing, and how far will you go to get it?
Awards note
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2006.
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2006.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Zadie
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.M59
LC item number
O5 2005c
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers
  • Families
  • Massachusetts
  • Domestic fiction
  • Massachusetts
  • Fictional Works
  • College teachers
  • Domestic fiction
  • Families
  • Massachusetts
  • Morocco
Label
On beauty : a novel, by Zadie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Kipps and Belsey --- 2. Anatomy lesson --- 3. On beauty and being wrong -- Author's note
Control code
ocm61396956
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9780143037743
Lccn
2006272543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)61396956
Label
On beauty : a novel, by Zadie Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Kipps and Belsey --- 2. Anatomy lesson --- 3. On beauty and being wrong -- Author's note
Control code
ocm61396956
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9780143037743
Lccn
2006272543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)61396956

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