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Book Title: La Fabrique des illusions|
The author of the book: Jonathan Dee
ISBN 13: 9782264060457
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 659 KB
Date of issue: September 19th 2013
Read full description of the books La Fabrique des illusions:Well, I read 'The Privileges' and I thought it was brilliant so I went straight for Palladio and I was not disappointed. Jonathan Dee is my new favourite!
Some of the things that confused me about Dee's writing in 'The Privileges' started to fall into place for me by reading another of his books. His themes and his characters are quite elusive and there's almost no authorial judgement which is unusual in our spoon-fed world. It's disconcerting at first because it challenges you as a reader. You have to work hard to form your own opinions instead of letting someone else decide for you how you should feel.
Palladio examines the nature of art, and the ubiquitousness of irony in modern Western society, through the medium of advertising. I was very stimulated by the ideas explored and am still processing my own response to the ideas.
Dee's characters are really hard to get a grip on. Is Mal Osborne a visionary? Or is he just a pretentious egomaniac? On one level the agency Mal creates seems inspiring, on another level it seems like a kind of creepy cult. And Molly is a sort of non-character, like a giant black hole at the centre of the book. What did her life mean?
It's hard to review this book coherently because it left me with so many questions, but in a way, that seemed to be the whole point. If you don't mind books which don't give you all the answers, and if you're interested in advertising or art, then I'd really recommend this book.
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Jonathan Dee is the author of six novels. He is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, a frequent contributor to Harper's, and a former senior editor of The Paris Review. He teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University and the New School.
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