I Love Dick

byChris KrausForeword byEileen Myles

July 14, 2006|
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
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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.

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.

Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, including I Love Dick and Summer of Hate; two books of art and cultural criticism; and most recently, After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography. She received the College Art Association''s Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism in 2008, and a Warhol Foundation Art Writing grant in 2011. She l...
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Title:I Love DickFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:280 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 inPublished:July 14, 2006Publisher:MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1584350342

ISBN - 13:9781584350347

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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