First Person and Other Stories by Ali Smith
Look inside with Google Book Preview
First Person and Other Stories
By Ali Smith

The First Person and Other Stories

By (author) See other recent books by Ali Smith
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $37.75
Your Price: $33.98 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $3.78! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.70 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days



First Person and Other Stories by Ali Smith

Book Description

"The First Person and Other Stories" effortlessly appeals to our hearts, heads and funny bones. Always intellectually playful, but also very moving and funny, Smith explores the ways and whys of storytelling. In one, a middle-aged woman conducts a poignant conversation with her gauche fourteen-year-old self. In another, an innocent supermarket shopper finds in her trolley a foul-mouthed, insulting and beautiful child. Challenging the boundaries between fiction and reality, a third presents its narrator, 'Ali', as she drinks tea, phones a friend and muses on the relationship between the short story and - a nymph. Innovative, sophisticated and intelligent, the stories in "The First Person and Other Stories" are packed full of ideas, jokes, nuance and compassion. Ali Smith and the short story are made for each other.

Buy First Person and Other Stories book by Ali Smith from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780241144268
ISBN-10: 0241144264
Format: Hardback
(221mm x 143mm x 24mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Ali Smith

BP Portrait Award by Ali Smith BP Portrait Award, Paperback (June 2016)

The BP Portrait Award, now in its thirty-seventh year, is one of Britain's most prestigious art prizes, and is the leading showcase for artists throughout the world specialising in portraiture. This catalogue features fifty-five works from an international list of artists, which together display a diverse range of styles and painterly techniques.

Refugee Tales by Ali Smith Refugee Tales, Paperback (June 2016)

Reimagined Canterbury tales

Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith Public Library and Other Stories, Paperback (May 2016)

Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives - our own personal libraries - make of us? What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say about us? This is about what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us; how they shock us, and more.

» View all books by Ali Smith

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » A collection of 12 smartly constructed observations of the way we think and write, from Whitbread Award - winning Scottish author Smith (The Accidental, 2006, etc.).The book offers compellingly quirky demonstrations of how our imaginations react to ordinary people and everyday occurrences. For example, in "True Short Story," an overheard conversation about the differences between the novel and the short story elicits complex counter-arguments and speculations from the narrator, who begins to consider the conversation's relevance to her close friend's painful treatment for cancer and to figures in Ovidian myth. In "No Exit," the question of whether a movie theater's "Exit" sign is actually a misdirection evokes the narrator's fear, empathy and imaginative powers. In three companion stories that include the title piece, "The Second Person" and "The Third Person," couples debate and fabricate possible future scenarios for their lives together and apart. Stories that employ essentially conventional plots range from a disappointingly undeveloped account of the confusions visited on the mother of a boy stricken with an undiagnosable debilitating illness ("I Know Something You Don't Know") and on the boy himself, to a virtually perfect Kafkaesque nightmare ("The Child") in which a woman shopper finds her cart occupied by someone else's baby, tries and fails to persuade others the child isn't hers, then helplessly "adopts" it briefly - hearing from its precociously foul mouth a litany of misogynistic and racist abuse that vividly renders every would-be mother's irrational fears about what she might be bringing into the world.The willed spareness of the stories grows annoying, but at her best Smith is an original observer of the blessings and curses of living inside one's imagination. (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about First Person and Other Stories book by Ali Smith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Ali Smith

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental and Girl Meets Boy.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Ali Smith close
Autumn by Ali Smith
Autumn by Ali Smith
BP Portrait Award by Ali Smith
Refugee Tales by Ali Smith
Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith
Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith
Story of Antigone by Ali Smith
Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
How to be Both by Ali Smith
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin by Ali Smith
How to be Both by Ali Smith
1914-goodbye to All That by Ali Smith
Park Notes by Ali Smith
Artful by Ali Smith
Things Look Different in the Light & Other Stories by Ali Smith
Story of Antigone by Ali Smith
Artful by Ali Smith
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close