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The author of the book: David Shields
Date of issue: October 15th 2012
ISBN: 039334195X
ISBN 13: 9780393341959
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.56 MB
Edition: W. W. Norton Company

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Contemporary short stories enacting giddy, witty revenge on the documents that define and dominate our lives.

In our bureaucratized culture, we're inundated by documents: itineraries, instruction manuals, permit forms, primers, letters of complaint, end-of-year reports, accidentally forwarded email, traffic updates, ad infinitum. David Shields and Matthew Vollmer, both writers and professors, have gathered forty short fictions that they've found to be seriously hilarious and irresistibly teachable (in both writing and literature courses): counterfeit texts that capture the barely suppressed frustration and yearning that percolate just below the surface of most official documents. The innovative stories collected in Fakes including ones by Ron Carlson (a personal ad), Amy Hempel (a complaint to the parking department), Rick Moody (Works Cited), and Lydia Davis (a letter to a funeral parlor) trace the increasingly blurry line between fact and fiction and exemplify a crucial form for the twenty-first century.

With contributions by:
David Means
George Saunders
Stanley Crawford
Mark Halliday
Charles Yu
Caron A. Levis
Lorrie Moore
Kevin Wilson
Elizabeth Stuckey-French
Amy Hempel
Donald Barthelme
Joe Wenderoth
Laura Jayne Martin
Ron Carlson
Chris Bachelder
Rob Cohen
Mieke Eerkens
Joseph Salvatore
Daniel Orozco
Greg Burnham
Jack Pendarvis
Robin Hemley
Kari Anne Roy
Rachel B. Glaser
Wendy Brenner
Lucas Cooper
Samantha Hunt
Charles McLeod
Matthew Williamson
Arda Collins
David Shields
Melanie Rae Thon
Matthew Vollmer
Lydia Davis
Paul Theroux
Rick Moody
Michael Martone
J. Robert Lennon
Jonathan Safran Foer
J. G. Ballard

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Ebook Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts read Online! David Shields is the author of fourteen books, including Reality Hunger (Knopf, 2010), which was named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications. GQ called it "the most provocative, brain-rewiring book of 2010"; the New York Times called it "a mind-bending manifesto." His previous book, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (Knopf, 2008), was a New York Times bestseller. His other books include Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Yale Review, Believer, Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney's, and Utne Reader; he's written reviews for the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Boston Globe, and Philadelphia Inquirer. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.


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