Luna Digest, 11/24Posted in Luna Digest on November 24th, 2009 at 1:57 pm
We are taking a break from Luna Digest for the holiday, but I couldn’t help at least mentioning this:
I’ve been stumbling across some great excerpts recently from David Shields’s upcoming book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (a book previously mentioned/excerpted already on this blog by Shields himself, “David Shields: Reality Hunger“). For example, yesterday I picked up a copy of the most recent A Public Space at Borders and found a thrilling excerpt about fiction and truthfulness from Reality Hunger. Then, this morning, I received a review copy of PEN America and inside is yet another excerpt from Shields’s book, this time a section about mimesis: “The origin of the novel lies in its pretense of actuality.”
Much intrigued, I popped Shields’s name into Google in the hopes of finding an excerpt for this post and also to get more information in general.