"I Love Dick" is a novel by American artist and writer Chris Kraus of Semiotext(e). Mixing memoir with fiction, Kraus boldly plays with the boundaries between reality and fiction, and privacy and self-expression. Both lauded as a cult feminist classic, and accused of being "gossipy," the story follows a forty-year-old failed filmmaker determined to seduce Dick, a well-known theorist, with the help of her husband, also a well-known intellectual. When the letters they send go unanswered. husband and wife decide to continue the letter correspondence with each other instead, a decision that draws the narrator into an intense personal journey to live out and pursue her deepest desires and insecurities as an artist and a woman. Unapologetic in its exploration of female sexuality, the art world, love, self and societal objectification, this novel pushes the limits of genre, and of the self as a platform for feminist exploration and interrogation, and is a fascinating journey into the complexities, power, and emotional nature of narrative.
|Year of publication||2006|