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A clever, finely crafted crossover between life, love and cultural studies.(Peter Beilharz The Australian)
But my favorite example of the genre is from nearly 20 years ago, and it's by a woman. Chris Kraus's "I Love Dick" offers the story of a woman named Chris Kraus -- also an experimental filmmaker, just like the author -- reckoning with her unrequited love for "Dick ____," a cultural critic with whom she becomes obsessed. The narrative is an exploration of desire as something other than passivity or inadequacy ("I think desire isn't lack, it's surplus energy -- a claustrophobia inside your skin") and relentless romantic pursuit not as self-degradation but a kind of generative, creative act.(Leslie Jamison The New York Times)
A little masterpiece of late twenieth century literature.(East Hampton Star)
Devastatingly funny and sublime... a new classic.(The Seattle Stranger)
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)
Tart, brazen and funny... a cautionary tale, I Love Dick raises disturbing but compelling questions about female social behavior, power, control.(The Nation)
The biggest art revelation of the year.(The New Zealand Listener)
Chris Kraus is the author of the novels Aliens and Anorexia, I Love Dick, and Summer of Hate as well as Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness and Where Art Belongs, all published by Semiotext(e). A Professor of Writing at the European Graduate School, she writes for various magazines 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 of The New Fuck You (Semiotext(e), 1995). Myles was head of the writing program at University 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 Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Foundation.
I first actually saw this book in an SF bookstore and picked it up because of the title (preoccupied with a Dick myself at the time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anonymous
" The book itself functions in a similar way to 70s early video art in which the performer would perform only to the camera in isolation, but aware of a potential future viewer. Read morePublished 21 months ago by The Art Book Review
Wow is all I can say. We picked this for a book club book. It is now the book we will use as a comparison for the worst book ever. I didn't like the characters. Read morePublished 22 months ago by LA
I loved the book thats why i bought one for me and one for my friend! We both enjoyed it!Published on August 27, 2013 by Natutanatuta
I feel so strongly about this book that I'm taking the time to write my first review on amazon, in hopes others won't completely waste their money and time on this book. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by LS
Honestly, this was probably the worst book I've ever attempted to read. I promised myself I would attempt 100 pages becauseI was reading it for a book club. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Keri
Yes, the title means exactly what you think it does, and that other thing, too. For my taste, a little drippy with post-Feminist gushing.Published on February 1, 2013 by endelbendel