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kipps and belsey

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Smith, Z. (2006). kipps and belsey. In Smith, Z. On Beauty. Penguin Books, pp. 1-126

(adjective) using or given to coarse language / (adjective) vulgar and evil / (adjective) containing obscenities, abuse, or slander

20

During their lunches he was always wonderfully scurrilous and bad tempered about his peers

—p.20 by Zadie Smith
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1 year, 9 months ago

During their lunches he was always wonderfully scurrilous and bad tempered about his peers

—p.20 by Zadie Smith
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1 year, 9 months ago

curved convexly or swelled

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Their pulvinate bellies were red satin

—p.58 by Zadie Smith
uncertain
1 year, 9 months ago

Their pulvinate bellies were red satin

—p.58 by Zadie Smith
uncertain
1 year, 9 months ago
69

Mozart’s Requiem begins with you walking towards a huge pit.

The pit is on the other side of a precipice, which you cannot see over until you are right at its edge. Your death is awaiting you in that pit. You don’t know what it looks like or sounds like or smells like. You don’t know whether it will be good or bad. You just walk towards it. Your will is a clarinet and your footsteps are attended by all the violins. The closer you get to the pit, the more you begin to have the sense that what awaits you there will be terrifying. Yet you experience this terror as a kind of blessing, a gift. Your long walk would have had no meaning were it not for this pit at the end of it. You peer over the precipice: a burst of ethereal noise crashes over you. In the pit is a great choir, like the one you joined for two months in Wellington in which you were the only black woman.

—p.69 by Zadie Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

Mozart’s Requiem begins with you walking towards a huge pit.

The pit is on the other side of a precipice, which you cannot see over until you are right at its edge. Your death is awaiting you in that pit. You don’t know what it looks like or sounds like or smells like. You don’t know whether it will be good or bad. You just walk towards it. Your will is a clarinet and your footsteps are attended by all the violins. The closer you get to the pit, the more you begin to have the sense that what awaits you there will be terrifying. Yet you experience this terror as a kind of blessing, a gift. Your long walk would have had no meaning were it not for this pit at the end of it. You peer over the precipice: a burst of ethereal noise crashes over you. In the pit is a great choir, like the one you joined for two months in Wellington in which you were the only black woman.

—p.69 by Zadie Smith 1 year, 9 months ago
104

Howard hurried to the door, but then turned just before he opened it. ‘Oh – Keeks – ’ His face was childish, apologetic, completely inadequate. It made Kiki suddenly despair. It was a face that placed them right alongside every other middle-aged couple on the block – the raging wife, the rueful husband. She thought: How did we get to the same place as everybody else?

—p.104 by Zadie Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

Howard hurried to the door, but then turned just before he opened it. ‘Oh – Keeks – ’ His face was childish, apologetic, completely inadequate. It made Kiki suddenly despair. It was a face that placed them right alongside every other middle-aged couple on the block – the raging wife, the rueful husband. She thought: How did we get to the same place as everybody else?

—p.104 by Zadie Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

(adjective) glowing with light; luminous / (adjective) marked by clarity or translucence; clear

116

This second fellow had such lucent white skin and so prominent a plate of bone in his forehead that Howard felt oppressed by the sheer mortality of the man

—p.116 by Zadie Smith
notable
1 year, 9 months ago

This second fellow had such lucent white skin and so prominent a plate of bone in his forehead that Howard felt oppressed by the sheer mortality of the man

—p.116 by Zadie Smith
notable
1 year, 9 months ago