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Reality Hunger

A Manifesto

Reality Hunger( )
Author: Shields, David
ISBN:978-0-241-14502-9
Publication Date:Mar 2010
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Hamish Hamilton
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.95
Book Description:

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,...
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Book Details
Pages:220
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Modern / 21St Century
Literary Criticism / Semiotics & Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.5 x 21.6 x 1.8 cm
Book Weight:0.258 Kilograms
Author Biography
Shields, David (Author)
David Shields was born in Los Angeles, California on July 22, 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Brown University in 1978 and an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1980. He writes both fiction and nonfiction books. His first novel, Heroes, was published in 1984. His other works include Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, How Literature Saved My Life, and Other People: Takes & Mistakes. Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity won the PEN/Revson Award and Dead Languages won the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington.

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