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David Shields

Columns

Sunday, May 1 2011

88 Highly Debatable Statements About 'Reality' in 'Reality Hunger'

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.


Reviews

Sunday, February 24 2013

David Shields' 'How Literature Saved My Life' Substitutes Flaccidity for Fervor

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.


Thursday, February 4 2010

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields

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.


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