Zadie Smith, The Universal Writer: Techniques in Three Essays

In her essays “That Crafty Feeling,” “F. Kafka, Everyman,” and “The Rise of the Essay,” Zadie Smith writes about the universal experience of writing using her own personal experience as the standard writing experience. Smith completely blends together her personal experiences with more generalized statements throughout her essays. Her use of the first person pronoun … Read moreZadie Smith, The Universal Writer: Techniques in Three Essays

Plato’s and Smith’s Differing Epistemologies: Assessing “Phaedrus” and “Rereading Barthes and Nabokov”

To figure out the nature of knowledge, one must ask what it means to know, or fail to know something. This involves understanding what knowledge is, and determining cases in which one knows something, and cases in which one does not know something. When acquiring knowledge, people try to increase their supply of true beliefs, … Read morePlato’s and Smith’s Differing Epistemologies: Assessing “Phaedrus” and “Rereading Barthes and Nabokov”