This study guide will help you analyse the short story “The Lazy River” by Zadie Smith. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
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Title: The Lazy River (2017)
Author: Zadie Smith
Genre: Short story
Zadie Smith (b. 1975) is a contemporary British novelist and short story writer. Smith’s novels and short stories have won several literary prizes. She published “The Lazy River” in 2017 in the magazine The New Yorker.
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