I Love Dick

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I Love Dick
AuthorChris Kraus
CountryUnited States of America

I Love Dick is a novel by American artist and author Chris Kraus.[1] Published by Semiotext(e) in 1997, I Love Dick merges fiction and memoir formats to explore the writer's psycho-sexual obsession with the eponymous "Dick," a media theorist and sociologist whose last name is never given over the course of the text, despite other art world personalities appearing as themselves. Critics heralded it as both "radical" and "gossipy,"[2] and the book continues to be an interdisciplinary point of reference for writers, artists, art historians, and theoreticians alike.[citation needed] The book announced Kraus' particular brand of "confessional literature" that she herself described as "lonely girl phenomenology."[3] The writer Rick Moody called it, "one of the most explosive, revealing, lacerating and unusual memoirs ever committed to the page."[4]

Later identified as Dick Hebdige, "Dick"'s sporadic presence in Chris's life changes her thinking about her marriage (to philosopher and Semiotext(e) founder Sylvère Lotringer) and to her work, as well.

The novel was adapted in 2017 as a television series by the same name for Amazon Studios. It was directed by Jill Soloway and stars Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon.[5]


  1. ^ "The Last Book I Loved." The Rumpus.
  2. ^ A Fusion of Gossip and Theory
  3. ^ Morse, Erik. "Chris Kraus: The Noir of Dubya, the blankness of suburbia and bringing Baudrillard to sing in the Nevada Desert". Dazed Digital.
  4. ^ "I Love Dick". Serpent's Tail. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 18, 2016). "Amazon Orders 'I Love Dick' Comedy Pilot From Jill Soloway". Deadline. Retrieved April 12, 2017.

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