Remote : reflections on existence within the shadow of famous person

Author(s): mote : reflections on existence within the shadow of famous person By Shields, David

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0299193640
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PEN/Revson Award, 1992On this really one-of-a-kind e book, the creator/narrator a consultant, in extremis, of modern American obsession with attractiveness, famous person, transmitted symbol unearths himself suspended, fascinated, within the remoteness of our wall-to-wall mediascape. It is a remoteness that each perplexes and enthralls him. Through dazzling sleight of hand by which the general public turns into personal and the non-public turns into public, all of the book-clicking from confession to family-album {photograph} to relations chronicle to sexual fable to pseudo-scholarly footnote to reportage to private essay to stand-up comedy to cultural complaint to literary complaint to movie complaint to prose-poem to litany to outtake-becomes each an anatomy of American tradition and a searing self-portrait. David Shields reads his personal existence reads our existence as though it had been an allegory about remoteness and unearths persuasive, hilarious, heartbreaking proof anywhere he is going
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