Zadie Smith

I loved this essay on fiction and will use it in my opening unit next year. I’m trying to think of questions that I can use to replace a straight literary lens approach to short stories and I’m toying with these two:

What can literature do for you?
What can you do for literature?

She builds the essay around two poems, one we’re reading now (Song of Myself by Walt Whitman) and the other I’ll bring in asap, I measure every Grief I meet (by Emily Dickinson).

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