REALITY HUNGER, REMIXED

REALITY HUNGER, REMIXED


A representation of David Shields' Reality Hunger,
a manifesto about remixing, plagiarism, non-fiction,
reality, and the culture of appropriation.

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Sebald, quoted in The Emergence of Memory, ed. Lynne Sharon Schwartz

You adulterate the truth as you write. There isn't any pretense that you try to arrive at the literal truth. And the only consolation when you confess to this flaw is that you are seeking to arrive at poetic truth, which can be reached only through fabrication, imagination, stylization. What I'm striving for is authenticity; none of it is real.

A - overture


B - memesis


C - books for people who find television too slow


D - trials by google


E - reality


F - memory


G - blur


H - now


I - the reality-based community


J - hip-hop


K - reality tv


L - collage


M - in praise of brevity


N - genre


O - contradiction


P - doubt


Q - thinking


R - autobio


S - persona


T - ds


U - alone


V - it is much more important to be oneself than anything else


W - risk


X - let me tell you what your book is about


Y - manifesto


Z - coda