White Teeth

White Teeth
Author: Zadie Smith
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780141939230
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Release: 2001-01-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Swing Time, On Beauty and Grand Union 'BELIEVE THE HYPE' The Times 'The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time' New York Times 'Outstanding' Sunday Telegraph The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain - an unforgettable portrait of London One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.

White Teeth

White Teeth
Author: Zadie Smith
Pages: 541
ISBN: 9780140276336
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Release: 2001-01-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the author's words, this novel is an attempt at a comic family epic of little England into which an explosion of ethnic colour is injected. It tells the story of three families, one Indian, one white, one mixed, in North London and Oxford from World War II to the present day.

Zadie Smith s White Teeth

Zadie Smith s White Teeth
Author: Claire Squires
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0826453260
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Release: 2002-06-26
Editor: A&C Black
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Offers an accessible and informative introduction to the popular novel.

Writers Company

Writers   Company
Author: Eleanor Wachtel
Pages: 301
ISBN: UCSC:32106011501944
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Release: 1994
Editor: Harcourt
Language: en

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Penguin Readers Level 7 White Teeth ELT Graded Reader

Penguin Readers Level 7  White Teeth  ELT Graded Reader
Author: Zadie Smith
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780241491218
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Release: 2020-11-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. White Teeth is the story of three very different families who live close together in London in the 1980s and 1990s. The Bowdens are part-Jamaican; the Iqbals are from Bangladesh; and the Chalfens are white. The story looks at how people's pasts affect their lives now, and the lives and futures of their children.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author: Marlon James
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780698170506
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Release: 2014-10-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Decade One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A “thrilling, ambitious . . . intense” (Los Angeles Times) novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s, from the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines brilliant storytelling with his unrivaled skills of characterization and meticulous eye for detail to forge an enthralling novel of dazzling ambition and scope. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer’s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate. Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight.

White Teeth

White Teeth
Author: Okot p'Bitek
Pages: 108
ISBN: UOM:39015019828550
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Release: 1989
Editor: East African Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

First published in Acoli as Lak Tar, this novel from the late Ugandan author of Song of Lawino, Song of Ocol and other major works, is the story of society on the threshold of change. A young Acoli man wishes to marry but cannot raise the bridewealth. He travels to Kampala to find work, and the author humorously relates his efforts.

The Devil s Teeth

The Devil s Teeth
Author: Susan Casey
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781466800519
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Release: 2006-05-30
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow them Susan Casey was in her living room when she first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, their dark fins swirling around a small motorboat in a documentary. These sharks were the alphas among alphas, some longer than twenty feet, and there were too many to count; even more incredible, this congregation was taking place just twenty-seven miles off the coast of San Francisco. In a matter of months, Casey was being hoisted out of the early-winter swells on a crane, up a cliff face to the barren surface of Southeast Farallon Island-dubbed by sailors in the 1850s the "devil's teeth." There she joined Scot Anderson and Peter Pyle, the two biologists who bunk down during shark season each fall in the island's one habitable building, a haunted, 135-year-old house spackled with lichen and gull guano. Two days later, she got her first glimpse of the famous, terrifying jaws up close and she was instantly hooked; her fascination soon yielded to obsession-and an invitation to return for a full season. But as Casey readied herself for the eight-week stint, she had no way of preparing for what she would find among the dangerous, forgotten islands that have banished every campaign for civilization in the past two hundred years. The Devil's Teeth is a vivid dispatch from an otherworldly outpost, a story of crossing the boundary between society and an untamed place where humans are neither wanted nor needed.

The Autograph Man

The Autograph Man
Author: Zadie Smith
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781400034437
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Release: 2003-08-12
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. His business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them—all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of forties movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries. The Autograph Man is a deeply funny existential tour around the hollow trappings of modernity: celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience. It offers further proof that Zadie Smith is one of the most staggeringly talented writers of her generation. Look for her new book Swing Time, coming November 2016.

Grand Union

Grand Union
Author: Zadie Smith
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780735235540
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first ever collection of stories from the bestselling and beloved author of Swing Time and White Teeth In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone else's story of hate and division, resistance and revolt. A mother looks back on her early forays into matters of the human heart--and other parts of the human body--considering the ways in which desire is always an act of negotiation, destruction, and self-invention. A disgraced cop stands amid the broken shards of his life, unable to move forward into a future that holds no place for him. Moral panic spreads like contagion through the upper echelons of New York City--and the cancelled people look disconcertingly like the rest of us. A teenage scion of the technocratic elite chases spectres through a premium virtual reality, trailed by a little girl with a runny nose and no surviving family. We all take a much-needed break from this mess, on a package holiday where the pool's electric blue is ceaselessly replenished, while political and environmental collapse happen far away, to someone else. Interleaving ten completely new and unpublished stories with some of her best-loved pieces from the New Yorker and elsewhere, Zadie Smith presents a dizzyingly rich and varied collection of fiction. Moving exhilaratingly across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, Grand Union is a sharply alert and prescient collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us.

DIY Teeth Whitening Book

DIY Teeth Whitening Book
Author: John LEGGETTE
Pages: 51
ISBN: 1726835138
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Release: 2018-10-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Have you noticed how some people try not to show their teeth when smiling for photographs, or they cover their mouths when they smile? First impressions are important.Whether we like it or not, when someone sees us for the first time, they make important decisions and perceptions about us in the first few seconds. More often than not, the first thing people will notice is your smile. Would you rather go to a first date or attend a job interview with a set of nice and white teeth or a set of yellow and stained teeth?Our teeth get discoloured due to various reasons such as aging, staining, chemical damage, diseases or genetics. The most common reasons are usually smoking and stain-causing foods like tea and coffee.Today, cosmetic dentistry is gaining in importance and it no longer is for Hollywood stars or perfect-looking supermodels. It has become more of a necessity than before. A neat set of teeth is important, and so is the colour of your teeth.There are many ways to whiten your teeth. You can go to a dentist to have your teeth professionally whitened in just one or two visits, but that will probably cost you at least $500 depending on the condition of your teeth while those involving laser treatments will cost you at least $1000. Alternatively, you can try at home teeth whitening treatments which should not cost you more than $50-100. However, the concentration of the bleaching gel is milder than those used by dentists. Therefore, home whitening products will typically take a slightly longer time to show full results.An important thing note is that teeth whitening procedures are only for natural teeth and whitened teeth do not last forever. Yes, even if you have spent hundreds to whiten your teeth at the dentist, the results are not permanent. Typically it can last for about 3 years, but the duration varies from person to person depending on whether your teeth are in contact with tobacco, alcohol or dark-coloured foods.So why do you need to pay a high price spend time waiting for your turn at the dentist, when you can do the whitening at home, using what the dentist use? Start today, and give yourself that dazzling million dollar smile

A Study Guide for Zadie Smith s White Teeth

A Study Guide for Zadie Smith s  White Teeth
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781410346032
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Gale Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Zadie Smith's "White Teeth," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

White Teeth

White Teeth
Author: Zadie Smith
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781400075508
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Release: 2003-05-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.

Identity in Zadie Smith s White Teeth and Hanif Kureishi s My Beautiful Laundrette

Identity in Zadie Smith s White Teeth and Hanif Kureishi s My Beautiful Laundrette
Author: Elisabeth Werdermann
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9783640922383
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Release: 2011-06
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Paderborn (Institut fur Kulturwissenschaften), language: English, abstract: Who am I? What makes me me? These are questions of daily importance to every individual human being. The question of what defines us in our per-sonality cannot be answered in a single sentence, or easily. Multiple external factors from the field of culture such as ethnicity, race, class, gender, sexual orientation or history impinge on who we are, what we identify ourselves or are identified with. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, identity defines "Who or what a person or thing is; a distinct impression of a single person or thing presented to or perceived by others; a set of char-acteristics or a description that distinguishes a person from others." Depending on a person's social surroundings with all its cultural identifiers, his or her identity is shaped. In Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth and Hanif Kureishi's screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette identity is presented and problematised as "In-betweenness" . Both works focus on immigrants and their children, the se-cond generation, and the difficulties they face in their daily life caused by in-betweenness. In-betweenness as a term is quite self-explanatory and depicts ambiguity on several levels like belonging, ethnicity or sexual orientation/ habits, to name only a few. This ambiguity entails the social life of the characters as well as their emotional state. In the context of belonging, it is Cherry, from My Beautiful Laundrette, who first brings the term "in-betweenness" up: Oh God, I'm so sick of hearing about these in-betweens. People should make up their minds where they are. (Kureishi, p. 37) By this, she labels the subliminal topic of both literary works. With In-betweenness as a special form of identity, this research paper searches for reasons and circumstances, which make the chara

Sociolinguistics of literature Nonstandard English in Zadie Smith s White Teeth

Sociolinguistics of literature  Nonstandard English in Zadie Smith s White Teeth
Author: Daniela Wack
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9783638540643
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Release: 2006-09-02
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Freiburg, 20 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: White Teethhas widely been celebrated as one of the best multicultural novels in recent years. The Whitbread judging panel called it a “landmark novel for multicultural Britain, as well as a superb portrait of contemporary London.”. Claire Squires notes that the voicing of different characters and their ethnic group is one of the most apparent feature of White Teeth. From Archie’s bumbling homilies to the “appalling pronunciation” of the customers Samad takes orders from in the restaurant, from Alsana's wacky images to the hybrid street slang of the “Raggastani,” and from Irie’s rising, soap-opera influenced, Antipodean intonation to her accusation that Millat’s Caribbean-toned speech is “not your voice”. You sound ridiculous!” Smith displays a finelytuned ear for linguistic inflections and their sociocultural nuances. This paper takes a look at these “linguistic inflections and their sociocultural nuances” and analyses various varieties of English that are employed in the novel. The main concern, however, is not the description of nonstandard varieties, but the question if these varieties are realistically represented with regard London’s linguistic landscape. In other words, in how far can nonstandard language in fiction be taken as a reliable source for a sociolinguistic analysis? For this purpose, various examples of direct speech as well narrative comments will be compared with real language use. The paper is structured as follows. Starting with a chapter on literary sociolinguistic, I will discuss the conditions and problems that have to be taken into consideration when taking fiction as a source for sociolinguistic research. Then, I will reflect on different approaches in sociolinguistics that are important for the study of nonstandard language that represents ethnic, regional, social and age-related variation. In the major part of this paper, the different nonstandard English varieties that appear inWhite Teeth,such as Cockney, youth language, and Jamaican Creole, as well as language crossing, will be analysed and compared to sociolinguistic studies. The use of Bengali in White Teethhas to be omitted as the study of a language of its own would go beyond the scope of this paper. In my analysis I will also reveal the semiotic and symbolic potential of the literary nonstandard varieties in comparison to their representation in reality.

Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing

Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing
Author: J. Sell
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780230358454
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Release: 2012-01-06
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Choose ten major contemporary diasporic writers (from Abdulrazak to Zadie), ask ten leading authorities to write about their use of metaphor, and this is the result: a timely reassertion of metaphor's unrivalled capacity to encompass sameness and difference and create understanding and empathy across boundaries of nationality, race and ethnicity.

The Book of Other People

The Book of Other People
Author: Zadie Smith
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141919614
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Release: 2008-08-28
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Book of Other People is just that: a book of other people. Open its covers and you’ll make a whole host of new acquaintances. Nick Hornby and Posy Simmonds present the ever-diverging writing life of Jamie Johnson; Hari Kunzru twitches open his net curtains to reveal the irrepressible Magda Mandela (at 4:30a.m., in her lime-green thong); Jonathan Safran Foer's Grandmother offers cookies to sweeten the tale of her heart scan; and Dave Eggers, George Saunders, David Mitchell, Colm Tóibín, A.M. Homes, Chris Ware and many more each have someone to introduce to you, too. With an introduction by Zadie Smith and brand-new stories from over twenty of the best writers of their generation from both sides of the Atlantic, The Book of Other People is as dazzling and inventive as its authors, and as vivid and wide-ranging as its characters.

Great White Shark

Great White Shark
Author: Robin Twiddy
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781534533004
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Release: 2019-12-15
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Great white sharks are some of the most captivating creatures of the sea. These sharks can be scary, but this engaging book helps young readers focus on fun facts rather than fears. While young readers gain a deeper appreciation for marine life and a stronger understanding of science concepts, they also discover vibrant, full-color photographs of these impressive sharks. Informative fact boxes help them gain additional insight. It is not a good idea to get too close to a great white shark, but this exciting reading experience provides a safe, up-close look that animal lovers are sure to enjoy.

White Fang

White Fang
Author: Jack London
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781427074119
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Release: 2008-11-28
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571290581
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Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.