Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields
Has anyone read this? Thoughts? Opinions?
It's about a lot of kind of related things (it is intentionally fragmented and collage-like). Mostly: the hunger for reality in an unreal world (and by extension the popularity of reality shows, memoirs, etc. even though these are mostly fictional constructions), the death of the copy as an artistic model, the greatness of hip-hop and sampling/appropriation, and overall the lyric essay as the greatest art form for the modern world.
So far it is pretty interesting but I completely disagree with at least one major assertion per page that makes me think his argument is kinda dishonest...I'm into the idea of a genre-hopping meta narrative but not if its just going to be masturbatory male dilettantism.
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