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Shields, David 1956-

Overview
Works: 100 works in 290 publications in 9 languages and 12,367 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Basketball stories  Short stories, American  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Editor, Recipient, Thesis advisor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3569.H4834, 813.54
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Reality hunger : a manifesto by David Shields( Book )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An open call for new literary and other art forms to match the complexities of the twenty-first century. Author David Shields argues that our culture is obsessed with "reality" precisely because we experience hardly any. The questions Reality Hunger explores--the bending of form and genre, the lure and blur of the real--play out constantly all around us. Think of the controversy surrounding the provenance and authenticity of the "real": A Million Little Pieces, the Obama "Hope" poster, the boy who wasn't in the balloon. Reality Hunger is a rigorous and radical attempt to reframe how we think about "truthiness," literary license, quotation, appropriation. Shields has written this for a burgeoning group of interrelated but unconnected artists in a variety of forms and media who, living in an unbearably manufactured and artificial world, are striving to stay open to the possibility of randomness, accident, serendipity, spontaneity.--From publisher description
Dead languages : a novel by David Shields( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young man who grows up stuttering so badly that he worships words
The inevitable : contemporary writers confront death by David Shields( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth is not inevitable. Life certainly isn't. The sole inevitability of existence, the only sure consequence of being alive, is death. In these eloquent and surprising essays, twenty writers face this fact, among them Geoff Dyer, who describes the ghost bikes memorializing those who die in biking accidents; Jonathan Safran Foer, proposing a new way of punctuating dialogue in the face of a family history of heart attacks and decimation by the Holocaust; Mark Doty, whose reflections on the art-porn movie Bijou lead to a meditation on the intersection of sex and death epitomized by the AIDS epidemic; and Joyce Carol Oates, who writes about the loss of her husband and faces her own mortality. Other contributors include Annie Dillard, Diane Ackerman, Peter Straub, Brenda Hillman, and Terry Castle
Body politic : the great American sports machine by David Shields( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Body Politics, David Shields looks at contemporary America through the lens of professional and college sports."--Jacket
Black planet : facing race during an NBA season by David Shields( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 1994-95 NBA season, Shields went to the Seattle SuperSonics' home games; watched their away games on TV; listened to interviews and call-in shows; talked, or tried to talk, to players, coaches, and agents; attended charity events; corresponded with members of the Sonics newsgroup on the Web. He kept a journal and over the next few years transformed that journal into this book, which is focused sharply on white spectators' relationship to black athletes, in particular Shields' own identification with Gary Payton, the team's language-besotted point-guard."--Jacket
I think you're totally wrong : a quarrel by David Shields( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate, about life and art-cocktails 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). David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he has overcommitted to art. At antipodes since first meeting twenty-five years ago, they headed to a cabin in the Cascade Mountains and threw down. The focus? Life vs. Art. Over the next four days they played chess, shot hoops, hiked, relaxed in a hot tub, watched My Dinner with Andre, Sideways, The Trip, and talked about everything they could think of-genocide, marriage, sex, Toni Morrison, sports, porn, the death penalty, baldness, evil, James Wood, happiness, sports radio, George Bush, drugs, death, betrayal, alcohol, Rupert Murdoch, Judaism, bad book titles-in the name of exploring their central question. While confounding, as much as possible, the divisions between "reality" and "fiction" and between "life" and "art," their dialogue remains dazzlingly provocative and entertaining from start to finish"--
Heroes : a novel by David Shields( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for drowning : stories by David Shields( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fakes : an anthology of pseudo-interviews, faux-lectures, quasi-letters, "found" texts, and other fraudulent artifacts( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two writers and professors present 40 short pieces of fiction that serve as humorous counterfeit texts, including a personal ad from Ron Carlson, a parking department complaint from Amy Hempel, and a list of works cited from Rick Moody
Environmental cost accounting for chemical & oil companies a benchmarking study by David Shields( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War is beautiful : the New York Times pictorial guide to the glamour of armed conflict* by David Shields( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bestselling author David Shields analyzed over a decade's worth of front-page war photographs from The New York Times and came to a shocking conclusion: the photo-editing process of the 'paper of record, ' by way of pretty, heroic, and lavishly aesthetic image selection, pulls the wool over the eyes of its readers; Shields forces us to face not only the the media's complicity in dubious and catastrophic military campaigns but our own as well. This powerful media mouthpiece, the mighty Times, far from being a check on governmental power, is in reality a massive amplifier for its dark forces by virtue of the way it aestheticizes warfare. Anyone baffled by the willful American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan can't help but see in this book how eagerly and invariably the Times led the way in making the case for these wars through the manipulation of its visuals. Shields forces the reader to weigh the consequences of our own passivity in the face of these images' opiatic numbing. The photographs gathered in War Is Beautiful, often beautiful and always artful, are filters of reality rather than the documentary journalism they purport to be"--
The Private War of J.D. Salinger by David Shields( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on eight years of research and exclusive interviews and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein CompanyThe Private War of J.D. Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century
I think you're totally wrong a quarrel by David Shields( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls). David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he has overcommitted to art. At antipodes since first meeting twenty-five years ago, they headed to a cabin in the Cascade Mountains and threw down. The focus? Life vs. Art. Over the next four days they played chess, shot hoops, hiked, relaxed in a hot tub, watched My Dinner with Andre, Sideways, The Trip, and talked about everything they could think of--genocide, marriage, sex, Toni Morrison, sports, porn, the death penalty, baldness, evil, James Wood, happiness, sports radio, George Bush, drugs, death, betrayal, alcohol, Rupert Murdoch, Judaism, bad book titles--in the name of exploring their central question
Salinger by David Shields( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on extensive research and exclusive interviews to share previously undisclosed aspects of the enigmatic writer's life, from his private relationships and service in World War II to his legal concerns and innermost secrets
That thing you do with your mouth : the sexual autobiography of Samantha Matthews as told to David Shields by Samantha Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In That Thing You Do With Your Mouth, actress and voice-over artist Samantha Matthews offers - in the form of an extended monologue, prompted and arranged by New York Times bestselling author (and Matthews's cousin once removed) David Shields - a vivid investigation of her startling sexual history. From her abuse at the hands of a family member to her present-day life in Barcelona, where she briefly moonlighted as a dubber of Italian pornography into English, Matthews reveals herself to be a darkly funny, deeply contemporary woman with a keen awareness of how her body has been routinely hijacked, and how she has been 'formatted' by her early trauma. Her story is a study of her uneasy relationships with female desire, her tormentors, and her lovers - with whom she seeks out both the infliction and receipt of harm. This book is an attempt, sometimes self-thwarted, to break down barriers: sexual and emotional for Matthews, literary for Shields. For Matthews and Shields, the only response to the unspeakable is to speak, to do that thing you do with your mouth, as directly and honestly as possible. Their provocative performance refuses neat resolution or emotional pornography; it will have readers, from literary critics to Jezebel commentators, raving, raging, celebrating, talking"-- Page 2 of cover
The name of the game is- tennis by David Shields( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's get into ace tennis by David Shields( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead by David Shields( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author melds personal history with frank biological data about every stage of life, creating an "autobiography about my body" that seeks meaning in death, but moreover, life. Shields filters his frank--and usually foreboding--data through his own experience as a 51-year-old father with burgeoning back pain, contrasting his own gloomy tendencies with the defiant perspective of his own 97-year-old father, a man who has waged a lifelong, urgent battle against the infirmities of time.--From amazon.com
Life is short-- art is shorter : in praise of brevity by David Shields( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life Is Short--Art Is Shorter is not just the first anthology to gather both mini-essays and short-short stories: readers, writers, and teachers will get an anthology, a course's worth of writing exercises, a rally for compression, concision, and velocity in an increasingly digital, post-religious age, and a meditation on the brevity of human existence
Remote by David Shields( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author/narrator offers commentary and insights into America's media-saturated culture
 
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Reality hunger : a manifesto
Alternative Names
David Shields Amerikaans schrijver

David Shields amerikansk författare

David Shields amerikansk skribent

David Shields US-amerikanischer Autor

Shields, David

دیوید شیلدز نویسنده آمریکایی

실즈, 데이비드 1956-

シールズ, デイヴィッド

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Dead languages : a novelThe inevitable : contemporary writers confront deathBody politic : the great American sports machineBlack planet : facing race during an NBA seasonHeroes : a novelThe thing about life is that one day you'll be deadRemote