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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
A landmark book, ?brilliant, thoughtful? ( The Atlantic ) and ?raw and gorgeous? ( LA Times ), that fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time, from the bestselling author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead . Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 23.00
In Body Politic , David Shields looks at contemporary America and its mythology through the lens of professional and college sports. The result is an unusually insightful and provocative book about an empire in denial. Shields relentlessly examines the way we tell our sports stories (both fictional and nonfictional), considers the kinds of athletes... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09
Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being. Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers - from Lucretius... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09
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... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
?Reading How Literature Saved My Life is like getting to listen in on a really great, smart, provocative conversation. The book is not straightforward, it resists any single interpretation, and it seems to me to constitute nothing less than a new form.? ??Whitney Otto In this wonderfully intelligent, stunningly honest, painfully funny book,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.95
An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another person? How do we live through other people? Is it possible to fill the gap between people?... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2008; US$ 14.99
What does it mean to construct a self? What does it mean to turn your life into a narrative? What?s gained? What?s lost? What lies inevitably get told? What deeper truths are reached or at least reached for? Enough About You has no answers to these questions, but it frames and asks these questions in a much more overt, honest, precise, and provocative... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 22.00
Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people?and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company? Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 15.95
The National Basketball Association is a place where white fans and black players enact virtually every racial issue and tension in U.S. culture. Following the Seattle SuperSonics for an entire season, David Shields explores how, in a predominantly black sport, white fans?including especially himself?think about and talk about black heroes, black... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.95
An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate about life and art?beers included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he?s a stay-at-home dad to three young girls), whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to... more...