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    Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-interviews, Faux-lectures, Quasi-letters, "Found" Texts (and Other Fraudulent Artifacts) (Paperback) Edited by David Shields, Edited by Matthew Vollmer

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    DescriptionIn our bureaucratised culture, we're inundated by documents: itineraries, instruction manuals, permit forms, reports, accidentally forwarded e-mail, traffic updates, ad infinitum. David Shields and Matthew Vollmer have gathered forty short fictions that they find to be seriously hilarious and irresistibly teachable (in both writing and literature courses): counterfeit texts that capture the suppressed frustration and yearning that percolate just below the surface of most official documents. The innovative stories collected in Fakes trace the increasingly blurry line between fact and fiction and exemplify a crucial form for our time.


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    Title
    Fakes
    Subtitle
    An Anthology of Pseudo-interviews, Faux-lectures, Quasi-letters, "Found" Texts (and Other Fraudulent Artifacts)
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David Shields, Edited by Matthew Vollmer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393341959
    ISBN 10: 039334195X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A23305040
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 82
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 818.609
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 818/.609
    LC classification: PS659.2 .F35 2012
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 818.609
    Thema V1.0: FB, DNT
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    26 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David Shields, the author of Reality Hunger, is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. Matthew Vollmer is the author of Future Missionaries of America and a professor at Virginia Tech.