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Reena Spaulings (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

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Set in post-9/11 New York City, Reena Spaulings was written by a large collective of writers and artists that bills itself as The Bernadette Corporation. Like most contemporary fiction, Reena Spaulings is about a female twenty-something. Reena is discovered while working as a museum guard and becomes a rich international supermodel. Meanwhile, a bout of terrible weather se

Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 8th 2005 by Semiotext(e) (first published 2005)
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Apr 04, 2009 Li rated it it was amazing
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oh my! Anyone who has ever lived in New York in the last 10 years must read this book! Anyone who loves postmodernist fiction must read this book! Read this book.
Apr 07, 2008 Rowley marked it as to-read
I've been meaning to read this for ever. Thanks for the reminder Nina!
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a collection of small contradictory aphorisms
/realities of nyc
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I like this book a lot. It's written by over 60 different authors - a collaborative novel. Sometimes the changes in style are noticeable from one page to another, strands of the storyline, like a hurricane that destroys new york witnessed by the protagonists while trapped in a high-rise building in Manhatten, are never followed up on, which doesn't do any damage to the story. A lot of celebrities (fictional and non-) are met and hung about with (Karl Lagerfeld, Vincent Gallo etc.). Because of th ...more
Oct 17, 2007 Jac rated it it was amazing
this book is written by an artist collective! and is weird and awesome and so different from anything else and can't decide what it wants to be and is so much the better for it.
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whoa, this looks totally bizarre and amazing
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Bernadette Corporation, the New York artists’ collective, founded in the early 90s, whose oeuvre spans fashion, literature, film, and installation.

The author of this origin myth is most likely Bernadette Van-Huy, but individual identities are obscured. She discovered her “element” when she moved to Manhattan at the age of 23 and began to organize parties with her friends: “We thought of McLaren, W
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