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I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

Autor: Powell, Caleb
Shields, David

Editorial: Knopf

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I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel :

An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate about life and art--beers included.

Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls), whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art (he has five books coming out in the next year and a half). Shields and Powell spend four days together at a cabin in the Cascade Mountains, playing chess, shooting hoops, hiking to lakes and an abandoned mine; they rewatch My Dinner with Andre and The Trip, relax in a hot tub, and talk about everything they can think of in the name of exploring and debating their central question (life and/or art?): marriage, family, sports, sex, happiness, drugs, death, betrayal--and, of course, writers and writing.

The relationship--the balance of power--between Shields and Powell is in constant flux, as two egos try to undermine each other, two personalities overlap and collapse. This book seeks to deconstruct the Q&A format, which has roots as deep as Plato and Socrates and as wide as Laurel and Hardy, Beckett's Didi and Gogo, and Car Talk's Magliozzi brothers. I Think You're Totally Wrong also seeks to confound, as much as possible, the divisions between "reality" and "fiction," between "life" and "art." There are no teachers or students here, no interviewers or interviewees, no masters in the universe--only a chasm of uncertainty, in a dialogue that remains dazzlingly provocative and entertaining from start to finish.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Filosofía   Aesthetics
Crítica Literaria   Books & Reading
Filosofía   Criticism

ISBN 13:9780385351942
ISBN 10:0385351941
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:261
Tamaño:8.58" l x 5.98" w x 1.10" h
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