The Emulator by Aidan Darnell Hailes Online

The Emulator
Title : The Emulator
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ISBN : 9780991782512
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 148

What if Douglas Coupland rewrote Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis?What if James Joyce had franchised Dubliners and your local author had written a story about your home town?What if David Foster Wallace and Chuck Klosterman decided to write an essay together?The Emulator looks to answer all these questions and more. By mashing up and re-imagining the voices of some of the mostWhat if Douglas Coupland rewrote Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis?What if James Joyce had franchised Dubliners and your local author had written a story about your home town?What if David Foster Wallace and Chuck Klosterman decided to write an essay together?The Emulator looks to answer all these questions and more. By mashing up and re-imagining the voices of some of the most well known authors of the last hundred years, it peers into the meaning of creativity in the era of mimicry.Comprised of eight short stories, one essay, one poem, one political speech, and one completely fake New Yorker article, The Emulator is one part imitation, one part originality, and one part outright theft. Read one by one, these short pieces can be enjoyed on their own account, ignoring the made up author names that precede them.But digging deeper and invoking the themes that run through all of the stories raise important questions about authorship, the source and meaning of creativity, and the role of the author in today's literary landscape.So take a tour of the literary old country. You may see something you'd like to steal yourself.


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