Reality Hunger

by David Shields.

A Manifesto

Reality Hunger

Reality Hunger is a strange, thought-provoking book. It comprises several-hundred unattributed quotations, some by the author, some straight lifts, some amended by him. The quotations are given attributions at the end of the book for legal reasons, but Shields urges the reader not to read them.

Shields's central argument in his ‘manifesto’ is that people are crying out for more reality from the arts. As someone who much prefers reading non-fiction to fiction, I found myself nodding in violent agreement many times throughout this book.

Very good.

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