Shop > Artists' Books

#12216

I Love Dick

Writers
Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles
Price
$24.00
Date
2015
Publisher
Semiotext(e)
Format
Artists' Books
Size
6 × 9 in
Length
279 pages
Genre
Literature
Description

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 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.

This new edition, 2015, features an introduction by Eileen Myles.

  1. I Love Dick
 

Related Items

  1. Eileen Myles: The Importance of Being Iceland
  2. K8 Hardy: Frank Peter John Dick
  3. Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl
  4. DYSFYCTION III
  5. Anna De Filippi, Kylie Gilchrist, and Megan Stockton: Notes: on Value
  6. Bruce Hainley and Elaine Sturtevant: Under the Sign of [ sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face
  7. Chris Kraus, Yaniya Lee, and Jacob Wren: P/PP Issue 02: In Different Situations Different Behaviour Will Produce Different Results
  8. Peter Greenaway: The Food of Love
  9. Leslie Dick: Voluptuous Panic, Digital Whirlpool
  10. Cynthia Daignault: I love you more than one day.
  11. Hannah Jickling: Glasgow: City of Love (All the Places I’ve Shagged Snekes Mow) 2002-2007
  12. Pierre Guyotat: Independence
  13. Tony Duvert: The Undiscoverable Reading
  14. Sylvere Lotringer: The Miserables
  15. John Kelsey: Drowning Devourers of the Deep Plane
  16. Jennifer Doyle: Campus Security
  17. Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez: Extreme Violence as Spectacle: I Within
  18. Jim Fletcher and Harry Mathews: Week One
  19. Alexander Nemser: The Sacrifice of Abraham
  20. Amit Middel: Almut Middel: Consumidor
  21. Ben Burgess: Your Life Story
  22. Yoko Ono and Joan Rothfuss: Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman
  23. Whole Lotta Love by Myfanwy MacLeod
  24. Anahita Jamali Rad: for love and autonomy
  25. Ross Sinclair: I Love Real Life Mug
  26. Marcel Proust: All the Names of In Search of Lost Time
  27. Aquiles Ascencion and Jill Henderson: FoolForLove tuque
  28. Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell: Fantastic Architecture
  29. Féminismes Électriques
  30. Sandra Rechico: whereabouts
  31. Maryse Larivière: Hummzinger
  32. Hammock Thoughts: With Love From the Hammock Residency, 2006 - 2013
  33. Al Bedell: I Would Do Anything For Love