I Love Dick

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When Chris Kraus, a 39 year old experimental filmmaker, falls in love with Dick __, a cultural critic, she writes him 200 letters. But because she is married and embarrassed and afraid to lose her husband, she invites him to collaborate. And her husband, the theorist and critic Sylvere Lotringer, complies. Strategically confessional, I Love Dick is a real-life chronicle of Kraus' desperate attempt to get adolescent romance right for the first time.
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Overview

When Chris Kraus, a 39 year old experimental filmmaker, falls in love with Dick __, a cultural critic, she writes him 200 letters. But because she is married and embarrassed and afraid to lose her husband, she invites him to collaborate. And her husband, the theorist and critic Sylvere Lotringer, complies. Strategically confessional, I Love Dick is a real-life chronicle of Kraus' desperate attempt to get adolescent romance right for the first time.
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"A clever, finely crafted crossover between life, love and cultural studies." —Peter Beilharz, The Australian

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"A little masterpiece of late twenieth century literature." East HamptonStar

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"Devastatingly funny and sublime... a new classic." The SeattleStranger

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"Ever since I read I Love Dick, I have revered it as one of the most explosive, revealing, lacerating, and unusual memoirs ever committed to the page... ILove Dick is never a comfortable read, and it is by turns exasperating, horrifying, and lurid, but it is never less than genuine, and often completely illuminating about the life of the mind." Rick Moody Post Road

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"Tart, brazen and funny... a cautionary tale, I Love Dick raises disturbing but compelling questions about female social behavior, power, control." TheNation

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"The biggest art revelation of the year." The New ZealandListener

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"Unexpectedly riveting." BookForum

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570270468
  • Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Semiotext(e) / Native Agents Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 4.48 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

The author of four novels, the most recent of which is Summer of Hate, and two books of criticism, Chris Kraus was recently described by the New YorkObserver as "the art world's favorite fiction writer." She teaches at EuropeanGraduate School and lives in Los Angeles.

Eileen Myles, named by BUST magazine "the rock star of modern poetry," is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose, including Chelsea Girls, Cool for You, Sorry,Tree, and Not Me (Semiotext(e), 1991), and is the coeditor ofThe New Fuck You (Semiotext(e), 1995). Myles was head of the writing program atUniversity of California, San Diego, from 2002 to 2007, and she has written extensively on art and writing and the cultural scene. Most recently, she received a fellowship from the AndyWarhol/Creative Capital Foundation.

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