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David Shields

David Shields is the author of fifteen books, including Reality Hunger and, most recently in the UK, How Literature Saved My Life (Notting Hill Editions).



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I Can’t Stop Thinking Through What Other People Are Thinking

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November 2013

David Shields

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November 2013

Originally, feathers evolved to retain heat; later, they were repurposed for a means of flight. No one ever accuses the descendants of ancient birds...

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fiction

September 2014

The Fringe of Reality

Antoine Volodine

TR. Jeffrey Zuckerman

fiction

September 2014

Many thanks to those who have allowed me to speak; now I’ll do so.   I’m actually not talking...

poetry

May 2012

Monopoly (after Ashbery)

Sarah Howe

poetry

May 2012

I keep everything until the moment it’s needed. I am the glint in your bank manager’s eye. I never...

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September 2014

The Mediatisation of Contemporary Writing

Nick Thurston

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September 2014

Trying to figure out what marks contemporary literature as contemporary is a deceptively complicated job because the concept of...

 

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