By Zadie Smith
"[These essays] replicate a full of life, unselfconscious, rigorous, erudite, and earnestly open brain that's busy refining its view of existence, literature, and greatly in between."
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Split into 5 sections-Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering—Changing My Mind reveals Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over fabric either own and cultural. This attractive number of essays-some released the following for the 1st time-reveals Smith as a passionate and certain essayist, both at domestic on the earth of significant books and undesirable videos, kin and philosophy, British comedians and Italian divas. even if writing on Katherine Hepburn, Kafka, Anna Magnani, or Zora Neale Hurston, she brings deft care to the paintings of feedback with a method either sympathetic and insightful. Changing My Mind is journalism at its such a lot expansive, clever, and funny-a present to readers and writers either.
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29. Bodelschwingh, Ausgewählte Schriften, 522, 647; Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, Letter of 7 June 1890, in Briefwechsel in 9 Bänden (Bielefeld: Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten, 1966–73), 454, 407. 30. On the history of the Evangelical Mission for German East Africa and the relationship of the various mission societies to one another, cf. Gerhard Jasper, Das Werden der Bethel-Mission (Bielefeld: Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten, 1936); Horst Gründer, “Deutsche Missionsgesellschaften auf dem Wege zur Kolonialmission,” in Imperialismus und Kolonialmission.
Aus 100 Jahren Missionsgeschichte (Bielefeld: Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten, 1986), 114. 36. Döring, Morgendämmerung, 172–76. 37. This double thrust of philanthropic strategies was no German peculiarity. For the British case, see Harald Fischer-Tiné, “Global Civil Society and the Forces of Empire: The Salvation Army, British Imperialism and the ‘pre-History’ of NGOs (ca. , 29–68 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); John Marriott, The Other Empire: Metropolis, India and Progreß in the Colonial Imagination (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004); Mariana Valverde, “The Dialectic of the Familiar and the Unfamiliar: ‘The Jungle’ in Early Slum Travel Writing,” in Sociology 30 (1996): 493–509.
30. On the history of the Evangelical Mission for German East Africa and the relationship of the various mission societies to one another, cf. Gerhard Jasper, Das Werden der Bethel-Mission (Bielefeld: Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten, 1936); Horst Gründer, “Deutsche Missionsgesellschaften auf dem Wege zur Kolonialmission,” in Imperialismus und Kolonialmission. Kaiserliches Deutschland und koloniales Imperium, ed. Klaus Bade, 68–102 (Wiesbaden: Steiner, 1982). 31. Gustav von Bodelschwingh, Friedrich von Bodelschwingh.