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Reality Hunger By David Shields

Reality Hunger by David Shields

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Summary

Presents a reframing of how we might think about 'truthiness' about literary licence, quotation, and appropriation in television, film, performance art, rap, and graffiti, in lyric essays, prose poems, and collage novels. It takes an audacious stance on issues that are being fought over and will be fought over far into the future.

Reality Hunger Summary

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields

Reality Hunger is a manifesto for a burgeoning group of interrelated but unconnected artists who, living in an unbearably artificial world, are breaking ever larger chunks of 'reality' into their work. The questions Shields explores - the bending of form and genre, the lure and blur of the real - play out constantly around us, and Reality Hunger is a radical reframing of how we might think about this 'truthiness': about literary licence, quotation, and appropriation in television, film, performance art, rap, and graffiti, in lyric essays, prose poems, and collage novels. Drawing on myriad sources, Shields takes an audacious stance on issues that are being fought over now and will be fought over far into the future. Converts will see Reality Hunger as a call to arms; detractors will view it as an occasion to defend the status quo. It is certain to be one of the most controversial and talked about books of the season.

Reality Hunger Reviews

I've just finished reading Reality Hunger and I'm lit up by it - astonished, intoxicated, ecstatic, overwhelmed -- Jonathan Lethem
A rare and very peculiar thing: a wake-up call that is a pleasure to hear and respond to. A daring combination of montage and essay, it's crammed full of good things -- Geoff Dyer
One of the most provocative books I've ever read -- Charles D'Ambrosio
Exciting, incendiary * Dazed & Confused *
Smart, stimulating, provocative, entertaining * Guardian *
Highly persuasive. I can't stop recommending it * The Times *

About David Shields

David Shields is the author of several previous books, including Dead Languages: A Novel in Stories and, most recently, the 2008 New York Times bestseller The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll be Dead. www.davidshields.

Additional information

GOR002711892
9780241144992
024114499X
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-02-25
240
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