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INTIMATIONS is a short, powerful volume of six new essays from one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time.
Written during the early months of lockdown, INTIMATIONS explores ideas and questions prompted by an unprecedented situation. What does it mean to submit to a new reality?or to resist it? How do we compare relative sufferings? What is the relationship between time and work? In our isolation, what do other people mean to us? How do we think about them? What is the ratio of contempt to compassion in a crisis? When an unfamiliar world arrives, what it does it reveal about the world that came before it?
Suffused with a profound intimacy and tenderness in response to these extraordinary times, INTIMATIONS is a slim, suggestive volume with a wide scope, in which Zadie Smith clears a generous space for thought, open enough for each reader to reflect on what has happened?and what might come next.