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  • Reality Hunger

  • A Manifesto
  • By: David Shields
  • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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'. Reality Hunger questions every assumption we ever made about art, the novel, journalism, poetry, film, TV, rap, stand-up, graffiti, sampling, plagiarism, writing, and reading. Drawing on myriad stances, David Shields seeks to tear up the old culture in search of something new and more authentic.

©2010 David Shields (P)2011 Penguin Books Ltd

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"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)
"I've just finished reading Reality Hunger and I'm lit up by it - astonished, intoxicated, ecstatic, overwhelmed." (Jonathan Lethem)
"Bold, entertaining, contentious. Essential reading for readers and writers." (Guardian)
"Weird, exciting, incendiary." (Dazed and Confused)

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  • Arien R
  • 25-08-2020

A great intellectual and creative tool for serious writers

A great book for opening up your unconscious brain, unlocking creativity, and pondering philosophical creative writing questions you might never have thought of on your own

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