By David Shields, Caleb Powell
An impassioned, humorous, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate approximately lifestyles and art—beers included.
Caleb Powell consistently desired to develop into an artist, yet he overcommitted to existence (he’s a stay-at-home dad to 3 younger girls), while his former professor David Shields continuously desired to develop into a man or woman, yet he overcommitted to artwork (he has 5 books popping out within the subsequent 12 months and a half). Shields and Powell spend 4 days jointly at a cabin within the Cascade Mountains, enjoying chess, taking pictures hoops, mountain climbing to lakes and an deserted mine; they rewatch My Dinner with André and The journey, relax in a scorching bathtub, and speak about every little thing they could reflect on within the identify of exploring and debating their valuable query (life and/or art?): marriage, relations, activities, intercourse, happiness, medications, demise, betrayal—and, after all, writers and writing.
The relationship—the stability of power—between Shields and Powell is in consistent flux, as egos try and undermine one another, personalities overlap and cave in. This ebook seeks to deconstruct the Q&A layout, which has roots as deep as Plato and Socrates and as large as Laurel and Hardy, Beckett’s Didi and Gogo, and Car Talk’s Magliozzi brothers. I imagine You’re Totally Wrong additionally seeks to confound, up to attainable, the divisions among “reality” and “fiction,” among “life” and “art.” There are not any academics or scholars the following, no interviewers or interviewees, no masters within the universe—only a chasm of uncertainty, in a discussion that is still dazzlingly provocative and pleasing from begin to finish.
James Franco's variation of I imagine you are absolutely fallacious into a movie, with Shields and Powell striving mightily to play themselves and Franco in a aiding position, might be published later this 12 months.