Vibrant. It’s time to treat your addled covid brain with six fresh and vibrant essays by Zadie Smith in a collection titled, Intimations. Artists of all sorts help us make sense of the world. In these finely written essays, Smith uses all her artistic writing skill to help us think about this unusual time. I felt communal empathy in her words, and kindness about our current predicament in respect to the pandemic, racism and immigration. We’ve all asked ourselves scores of questions in 2020, and in these essays, Smith reveals the questions she has asked herself and how she is thinking about contemporary life.
Rating: Five-star (I love it)