Reviews // 2 Articles
88 Highly Debatable Statements About 'Reality' in 'Reality Hunger'
1 May 2011 // 5:00 PM
When I review a book, I like to dog-ear pages that contain interesting passages or noteworthy statements. By the time I was done with Reality Hunger, my paperback was so puffed up by pages that were doubled in width from dog-earing that it looked like I'd dropped it into a hot bath filled with Calgon and then left it to dry on a radiator.
David Shields' 'How Literature Saved My Life' Substitutes Flaccidity for Fervor
24 Feb 2013 // 10:05 PM
How Literature Saved My Life is a writer lying himself out on an operating table, using art—movies, music, literature—as a scalpel, and somehow managing to spill very little blood.
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields
4 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM
Shields comes across as an adolescent who has just read, say, 'Beyond Good and Evil' and is eager to try his hand at a grand and earthshaking pronouncement.