Author(s): Sally O'Reilley
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780993426889

Chosen for the The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses: Longlist 2016

Satire is seldom subtle. Comic novels are seldom, well … funny. This is a satire and comic novel about art and art criticism and it is laugh out loud funny, subtly observed, and has a prose style that manages real bounce even when discussing the most recondite theories. Given its subject matter it might have been too abstruse to be accessible and / or as up-it-self as some of its characters. Instead, it’s a joy on so many levels. Anyone interested in the art world and / or academic theory should read this. 

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In Crude, Sally O’Reilly sets up a relationship between academia and the oil industry. What emerges in this ingenious novel is an ever-expanding exploration of how art historical and literary theory can become embedded within our everyday realities. O’Reilly utilises the double-meanings of its title in order to explore the slippery and sticky underflow of rhetoric, social networks and in-fighting within the art world. The result is a work that oscillates between fiction and reality.

Crude is a revelation. — Hans-Ulrich Obrist

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780993426889
ISBN10 0993426883
Author Sally O'Reilley
Binding Paperback
Date Published 1 Jan 2016
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 328
Publisher Antenne Books

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