David Shields
Columns // 1 Articles
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.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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