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Shields, David 1956-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 184 publications in 5 languages and 10,138 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Basketball stories  Short stories, American  Juvenile works  Quotations 
Roles: Recipient, Correspondent, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.H4834, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Shields
Salinger by David Shields ( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biography 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. The icon who disappeared. Raised in Park Avenue privilege, J.D. Salinger sought out combat, surviving five bloody battles of World War II and the liberation of a death camp, and out of that crucible he created a novel, The Catcher in the Rye, which journeyed deep into his own despair and redefined postwar America. For more than fifty years, Salinger has been one of the most elusive figures in American history. All of the attempts to uncover the truth about why he disappeared have been undermined by a lack of access and the recycling of inaccurate information. In the course of a nine-year investigation, and especially in the three years since Salinger's death, the authors have interviewed more than 200 people on five continents (many of whom had previously refused to go on the record) to solve the mystery of what happened to Salinger.--From publisher description
Reality hunger : a manifesto by David Shields ( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,103 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 )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 692 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 )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 576 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 )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Body Politics, David Shields looks at contemporary America through the lens of professional and college sports."--BOOK JACKET
Black planet : facing race during an NBA season by David Shields ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 503 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."--BOOK JACKET
Heroes : a novel by David Shields ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A handbook for drowning : stories by David Shields ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fakes : an anthology of pseudo-interviews, faux-lectures, quasi-letters, "found" texts, and other fraudulent artifacts ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 282 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
Salinger by David Shields ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 79 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
The name of the game is- tennis by David Shields ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 62 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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeff, one lonely guy by Jeff Ragsdale ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In October 2011, Jeff Ragsdale, a down-and-out actor and stand-up comedian, posted a flyer around Lower Manhattan asking people to call him if they wanted to talk. He thought he'd get a dozen calls; instead, he got hundreds, and then thousands once pictures of the flyer went viral on the net. The calls came from all over the country and from as far away as Spain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Taiwan, and Australia. Jeff spoke to as many people as he could, answering his phone all day long. Here are the conversations, texts, and voicemails of a particular moment in time--a hilarious, dark, intimate portrait of the way we live now"--P. [4] of cover
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead by David Shields ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers'from Lucretius to Woody Allen'Shields expertly renders both a hilarious family portrait and a truly resonant meditation on mortality.The Thing About Life provokes us to contemplate the brevity and radiance of our own sojourn on earth and challenges us to rearrange our thinking in crucial and unexpected ways. From the Trade Paperback edition
Baseball is just baseball : the understated Ichiro : an unauthorized collection ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reality hunger : ein Manifest by David Shields ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HauptbeschreibungWas ist Realität, was ist Wirklichkeit, was ist echt und authentisch, in welchen Formen stellen wir unser Leben in der Kunst dar? Horaz, Friedrich Nietzsche, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Pynchon, Nicholson Baker, Jean-Luc Godard, Lars von Trier und viele andere bekannte Namen der Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte treffen auf die Google- und Facebook-Generation; sie bilden den aktuellen Hintergrund für eine grundlegend neue Kultur des Sampelns, der kreativen Montage von Bildern und der freien Benutzung aller Texte. Urheberrechte sind genauso wie die Forderung nach einer naturalisti
Das Dumme am Leben ist, dass man eines Tages tot ist eine Art Anleitung zum Glücklichsein by David Shields ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HauptbeschreibungDas Leben ist einfach, tragisch und schön, schreibt David Shields. Der Gedanke, dass alles, was lebt, vergänglich ist, kann auf eine seltsame Weise befreiend sein. Dieses Buch erzählt davon, wie alles auf den Tod zuläuft. Paradox ist, dass der Leser dabei geradezu in eine Leichtigkeit des Seins gerät. Es geht in dem Buch nur scheinbar um den Tod. In Wirklichkeit geht es um das Leben. Was bedeutet der Tod für das Leben? Selten ist über diese Frage so melancholisch-humorvoll und ehrlich meditiert worden wie in diesem Buch. Nüchtern berichtet Shields von den biologischen Fakten u
The Private War of J.D. Salinger by David Shields ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 28 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
Pemex : la reforma petrolera by David Shields ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ren du hui si, suo yi wo men zhi dao ru he huo zhu by David Shields ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 19 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
 
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Alternative Names
シールズ, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (139)
German (7)
Chinese (3)
Spanish (3)
Korean (1)
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