David Shields as "Angry Antiquarian"

Oh my, here is a review of David Shields’ Reality Hunger: “To a certain kind of white writer, engaged in the increasingly professionalized and seemingly “nice” work of churning out novels, poems, essays, and reviews, the rapper DJ comes to stand for this brazen, unapologetic appropriator, regardless of whether actual rappers think of themselves as heroes of ‘copyleft,’ Proudhonists of the ghetto. The image of the rapper grants the writer a license to ill, even as Shields and co. implicitly deny rap lyricists any originality of their own.” The idea of “remix culture” is also fascinating in light of the age of plagiarism.