Crazy They Call Me Summary
Zadie Smith

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Crazy They Call Me Overview

"Crazy They Call Me" is a short story by Zadie Smith originally published in The New Yorker in 2017. It is written from the perspective of jazz and blues singer Eleanora Fagan, famously known to the world as Billie Holiday. The story is one that concerns itself less with plot and action and more with contemplation and reflection. It is written uniquely in the second person and explores major themes like fame, gender roles, class dynamics, and America's deeply-rooted history of racism. "Crazy He Calls Me" is also a song by Billie Holiday.

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