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
Available:
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.

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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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: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers an accessible and informative introduction to the popular novel.

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: en

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.

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.

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
Available:
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Gale Cengage Learning
Language: en

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.

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: en

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.

Multiculturalism in Zadie Smith s White Teeth

Multiculturalism in Zadie Smith s  White Teeth
Author: Cesare Siglarski
Pages: 26
ISBN: 3668238618
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Release: 2016-06-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Duisburg-Essen (British and Anglophone Literature and Culture), course: Survey of British Literature, language: English, abstract: In the following, this seminar paper will focus on transculturality by mainly referring to Homi K. Bhabha's "concept of hybridity and what he calls the third space" (Bentley 20008: 20) which Bhabha developed in contrast to multiculturalism (cf. Sommer 2001: 50). Furthermore, "Stuart Hall's concept of new ethnicities" (Bentley 2008: 20), which deals with "the historical development of racial politics" (ibid.: 21), will be outlined. In the following character analysis, with regard to Bhabha's third space, this seminar paper will examine whether Samad Iqbal and Irie Jones are able to create such a third space or not.

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.

Crocodile Keith and His Shiny White Teeth

Crocodile Keith and His Shiny  White Teeth
Author: Ashley Burgoyne
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1720351686
Available:
Release: 2018-06-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'There once was a ginormous crocodile with extremely large white teeth. Everyone was terrified of him; by the way his name was Keith.' And so the story begins with first an elephant, and then a tiger, trying to find out how Keith keeps his teeth so shiny and white! An educational, rhyming picture book for young 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.

A Study Guide for Zadie Smith s White Teeth

A Study Guide for Zadie Smith s  White Teeth
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1375396315
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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: Okot p'Bitek
Pages: 108
ISBN: UOM:39015019828550
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Release: 1989
Editor: East African Publishers
Language: en

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.

Zadie Smith White Teeth and Multiculturalism

Zadie Smith  White Teeth  and Multiculturalism
Author: Sylvia Hadjetian
Pages: 11
ISBN: 9783638407649
Available:
Release: 2005-08-09
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of London (English Department), course: Contemporary London in Literature, language: English, abstract: Zadie Smith, having a Jamaican mother and an English father, just wanted to write a funny book in which not everybody is white, she did not think much about multiculturalism in London because it is nothing to talk about, it is normal. However, the book became one of the best novels dealing with multiculturalism. A multicultural society consists of two or more different cultures which are different in language, religion, traditions and their systems of values. Britain and especially London became multicultural mainly by immigrants who left their countries mostly for political, demographic or economical reasons in the search for freedom and a better standard of living. Some so-called push- factors are political suppression, bad working conditions or natural disasters. Pull- factors are religious and political freedom and better jobs and chances to learn some money, for example. Britain itself encouraged people from overpopulated and underemployed Commonwealth countries to immigrate because it needed cheap workers to staff the semi-skilled and non-skilled vacancies and to rebuild the war-shattered economy. Most of the immigrants worked in the National Health Service, public transport or in the manufacturing service. Many of them got only low-paid manual jobs and became victims of discriminatory practices. These immigrants started the transformation of Britain and especially of London into a multicultural society. White Teeth is the story of three families from three different cultural backgrounds, the English-Jamaican Jones, the Bangladeshi Iqbals and the Jewish Chalfens, told mainly between 1974 and 1992, set in Willesden, a multicultural suburb in North London, where Zadie Smith herself lives. The novel is told in the tones and structures of Jamaican and Bangladeshi English which makes the novel even more lively.

The 21st Century Comedy of White Teeth

The 21st Century Comedy of  White Teeth
Author: Joerg Schroeder
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9783656198093
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Release: 2012-05
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Bremen (English-Speaking Cultures), course: The Transnational Novel, language: English, abstract: The 21st Century Comedy of White Teeth Contents 1. Polyglot Plot 1.1. Flexible omniscient narrator 1.2. Forwarded Reversals 2. Transnational Locations 2.1. Colours of Culture 2.2. Irish Storytelling 2.3. Transcultural Veto 3. Comedy 3.1. Generic Gear 3.2. Comedic Crossings 3.2.1. Mad Mary 3.2.2. Arabian Mickey 3.2.3. Samad & Women 3.3. Male Mockery 3.3.1. Anti-hero Archie 3.3.2. Protagonist Samad 3.3.3. Old School 4. Conclusion 5. Bibliography "It is useless to base any system on a human being." (Henri Bergson. Laughter. 1900) White Teeth is both an ample and intense read as well as a bestselling success after its first publication in 2000. It has found its creative way via television adaptation and a four-hour long theatre play into the school curriculum. In my term paper I will show that White Teeth is a comedy for the 21st century generated through a polyglot plot and transnational locations. Mostly based on the first half of the novel, it is where I could draw up my hypotheses. Archibald Jones' and Samad Iqbal's male friendship is affiliated with society and culture, and therefore useful on reflexion. Their synchronized mid-life crises move towards conflicts exposed in the amusing narrative. Critically user-oriented but limited due to paper-size, I will try to converge to the multilateral scope of new fiction. While researching secondary literature published in the 2000s about postcolonial and transnational corpora many authors claimed superordinate terminology adhered to Zadie Smith's debut novel White Teeth. Nonetheless, serious analytical debates were missing an essential genre making literature enjoyable more than ever. In this term paper, my aim is to prove that Zadie Smith escaped the compelling hassle of both a debut and millennium novel by jocular upda"

Multiculturalism and Magic Realism in Zadie Smith s Novel White Teeth Between Fiction and Reality

Multiculturalism and Magic Realism in Zadie Smith s Novel White Teeth  Between Fiction and Reality
Author: Sylvia Hadjetian
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9783954892426
Available:
Release: 2014-03-20
Editor: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since the 1970s, there has been increasing concern with the impact of (post)colonialism on British identities and culture. White Teeth by Zadie Smith is the story of three families from three different cultural backgrounds, set mostly in multicultural London. The first part of this book provides an overview of the former British Empire, the Commonwealth and the history of Bangladesh, Jamaica and the Jews in England as relevant to White Teeth. Following this, the role of the (former) centre of London will be presented. Subsequently, definitions and postcolonial theories (Bhabha, Said etc.) shall be discussed.The focus of this book is on life in multicultural London. The main aspects analysed in these chapters deal with identity, the location where the novel is set and racism. A further aim of the book is a comparison between the fictional world of White Teeth and reality. One chapter is devoted to the question of magic realism and the novel's position between two worlds.In a summary, the writer hopes to convince the readers of the fascination felt when reading the novel and when plunging into the buzzing streets of contemporary multicultural London.

The Digested Read

The Digested Read
Author: John Crace
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1571431594
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Release: 2006
Editor: RDR Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.

Cosmopolitanism and Zadie Smith s White Teeth

Cosmopolitanism and Zadie Smith s White Teeth
Author: 鄭富尤
Pages: 85
ISBN: OCLC:872193929
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

White Teeth

White Teeth
Author: Zadie Smith
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781400075508
Available:
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.