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Staff Pick

Is it a stalking case? A feminist performance-art project? An art scandal? A memoir? Or epistolary novel? I Love Dick, Chris Kraus's artful obsession with theorist Dick Hebdige, shatters about every category (and interpersonal boundary) out there in about the first five pages. But then she, "Dick," and the reader are left with a couple hundred pages to explore the contours of female debasement and obsession with masculine intellect — always with a laugh and a touch of '90s irony. I cringed more than just a little. But, really, Chris Kraus is superhero-brave.
Recommended by Sandra G, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

In I Love Dick, published in 1997, Chris Kraus, author of Aliens & Anorexia, Torpor, and Video Green, boldly tore away the veil that separates fiction from reality and privacy from self-expression. It's no wonder that I Love Dick instantly elicited violent controversies and attracted a host of passionate admirers.

The story is gripping enough: in 1994 a married, failed independent filmmaker, turning forty, falls in love with a well-known theorist and endeavors to seduce him with the help of her husband. But when the theorist refuses to answer her letters, the husband and wife continue the correspondence for each other instead, imagining the fling the wife wishes to have with Dick. What follows is a breathless pursuit that takes the woman across America and away from her husband — and far beyond her original infatuation into a discovery of the transformative power of first person narrative.

I Love Dick is a manifesto for a new kind of feminist who isn't afraid to burn through her own narcissism in order to assume responsibility for herself and for all the injustice in world — and it's a book you won't put down until the author's final, heroic acts of self-revelation and transformation.

Review:

"Devastatingly funny and sublime. . . a new classic.andquot;
The Seattle Stranger

Review:

"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 . . . I Love 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

Review:

"A little masterpiece of late twenieth century literature."
andmdash; East Hampton Star

Review:

"Unexpectedly riveting."
BookForum

Review:

"The biggest art revelation of the year."
The New Zealand Listener

Synopsis:

A self-described failed filmmaker falls obsessively in love with her theorist-husband's colleague: a manifesto for a new kind of feminism and the power of first-person narration.

Synopsis:

In I Love Dick, published in 1997, Chris Kraus, author of Aliens & Anorexia, Torpor, and Video Green, boldly tore away the veil that separates fiction from reality and privacy from self-expression. It's no wonder that I Love Dick instantly elicited violent controversies and attracted a host of passionate admirers. The story is gripping enough: in 1994 a married, failed independent filmmaker, turning forty, falls in love with a well-known theorist and endeavors to seduce him with the help of her husband. But when the theorist refuses to answer her letters, the husband and wife continue the correspondence for each other instead, imagining the fling the wife wishes to have with Dick. What follows is a breathless pursuit that takes the woman across America and away from her husband ;and far beyond her original infatuation into a discovery of the transformative power of first person narrative. I Love Dick is a manifesto for a new kind of feminist who isn't afraid to burn through her own narcissism in order to assume responsibility for herself and for all the injustice in world ;and it's a book you won't put down until the author's final, heroic acts of self-revelation and transformation.

About the Author

Chris Kraus is a filmmaker and the author of I Love Dick and Aliens &Anorexia, and coeditor of Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader. Index called her "one of the most subversive voices in American fiction." Her work has been praised for its damning intelligence, vulnerability and dazzling speed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584350347
Author:
Kraus, Chris
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Foreword:
Myles, Eileen
Author:
Myles, Eileen
Author:
Hawkins, Joan
Author:
Kraus
Author:
Chris
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Native Agents I Love Dick
Publication Date:
20060714
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 280 pages Semiotext(e) - English 9781584350347 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Is it a stalking case? A feminist performance-art project? An art scandal? A memoir? Or epistolary novel? I Love Dick, Chris Kraus's artful obsession with theorist Dick Hebdige, shatters about every category (and interpersonal boundary) out there in about the first five pages. But then she, "Dick," and the reader are left with a couple hundred pages to explore the contours of female debasement and obsession with masculine intellect — always with a laugh and a touch of '90s irony. I cringed more than just a little. But, really, Chris Kraus is superhero-brave.

"Review" by , "Devastatingly funny and sublime. . . a new classic.andquot;
"Review" by , "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 . . . I Love 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,
"Review" by , "A little masterpiece of late twenieth century literature."
andmdash;
"Review" by , "Unexpectedly riveting."
"Review" by , "The biggest art revelation of the year."
"Synopsis" by , A self-described failed filmmaker falls obsessively in love with her theorist-husband's colleague: a manifesto for a new kind of feminism and the power of first-person narration.
"Synopsis" by , In I Love Dick, published in 1997, Chris Kraus, author of Aliens & Anorexia, Torpor, and Video Green, boldly tore away the veil that separates fiction from reality and privacy from self-expression. It's no wonder that I Love Dick instantly elicited violent controversies and attracted a host of passionate admirers. The story is gripping enough: in 1994 a married, failed independent filmmaker, turning forty, falls in love with a well-known theorist and endeavors to seduce him with the help of her husband. But when the theorist refuses to answer her letters, the husband and wife continue the correspondence for each other instead, imagining the fling the wife wishes to have with Dick. What follows is a breathless pursuit that takes the woman across America and away from her husband ;and far beyond her original infatuation into a discovery of the transformative power of first person narrative. I Love Dick is a manifesto for a new kind of feminist who isn't afraid to burn through her own narcissism in order to assume responsibility for herself and for all the injustice in world ;and it's a book you won't put down until the author's final, heroic acts of self-revelation and transformation.
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