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Reena Spaulings : Native Agents - Bernadette Corporation

Reena Spaulings

Native Agents

Paperback Published: 1st September 2005
ISBN: 9781584350309
Number Of Pages: 202
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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 seizes New York, leaving in its wake a strange form of civil disobedience that stirs its citizens to mount a musical song-and-dance riot called "Battle on Broadway." Fashioned in the old Hollywood manner by a legion of professional and amateur writers striving to achieve the ultimate blockbuster, the musical ends up being about a nobody who could be anybody becoming a somebody for everybody. The result is generic and perfect -- not unlike Reena Spaulings itself, whose many authors create a story in which New York itself strives to become the ultimate collective experiment in which the only thing shared is the lack of uniqueness.

Industry Reviews

[a] sprawling work of crypto-impressionistic fiction that purposefully elides individual authorship for a sort of rarefied mechanical groupthink.

-Christopher Bollen, Artforum

Dressed, Undressed ...p. 3
Pretty Faces Going Places ...p. 12
The Thresholds ...p. 20
A View of the Wreck ...p. 31
In The Morning Sun ...p. 38
Exodus ...p. 48
Cancer My Way ...p. 56
Communism ...p. 65
The Red and The Black ...p. 77
Bedrooms, Boredoms ...p. 84
The Plain Lucy ...p. 93
Chapter 12 ...p. 105
The Body Leaves the Chair ...p. 116
Die Geheimratsnatur ...p. 128
Jason, Susan, Murielle ...p. 138
Reena Prepares ...p. 153
The Helicopters ...p. 166
Manhattan On Your Hands and Knees ...p. 178
Black Chapter ...p. 187
Great Meeting You ...p. 199
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ISBN: 9781584350309
ISBN-10: 158435030X
Series: Native Agents
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 1st September 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.39  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.3