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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Philip Roth, "Writing American Fiction," Commentary

The American writer has his hands full, trying to understand and then describe and then make credible much of the American reality. It stupefies, it sickens, it infuriates, and finally it is even a kind of embarrassment to one's own meager imagination. The actuality is continually outdoing our talents, and the culture tosses up figures almost daily that are the envy of any novelist.

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