Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts

Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts

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Contemporary short stories enacting giddy, witty revenge on the documents that define and dominate our lives. In our bureaucratized culture, we’re inundated by documents: itineraries, instruction manuals, permit forms, primers, letters of complaint, end-of-year reports, accidentally forwarded email, traffic updates, ad infinitum. David Shields and Matthew Vollmer, both writers and professors, have gathered forty short fictions that they’ve found to be seriously… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


For those bored with the more stodgy “best of” collections of literary fiction, this book is an entertaining escape into that absurd realm of writing where “fake” can be a good thing.

Kirkus Reviews : Fakes (September 01, 2012)

Some pieces rebel better than others, but there’s ample inspiration for comic and serious fiction authors alike.

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Book Details  


Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 08, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 782 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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