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Zadie Smith on Joseph O’Neill

in Joseph O'Neill, Netherland, Remainder, Tom McCarthy, Zadie Smith

(Cross-posted at Plasma Pool.) After reading Joseph O’Neill’s novel Netherland, I took a look at Zadie Smith’s fascinating take-down — “Two Paths for the Novel” in the NYRB — of O’Neill as a representative of what she calls “lyrical Realism,” a review which might be characterized as an indirect attack on the brand of Realism […]