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Cruising the Real Estate of Empire: Chris Kraus's Road Novels

Cruising the Real Estate of Empire: Chris Kraus's Road Novels M YKA TUCKER-ABRAM SON Cruising the Real Estate of Empire: Chris Kraus’s Road Novels What do you do with a Kerouac But go back and back to the sack  with Jack How do you know when Jack has come? You look on your pillow and  Jack is gone . . . Barbara Burg (qtd. in Kraus, I Love Dick) hortly after Chris Kraus’s Summer of Hate was published in 2012, fellow writer Sheila Heti interviewed Kraus for Be- liever magazine. The interview covered the expected topics of literary inu fl ence, being a female writer, and US politics, before taking a surprising turn when Heti asked Kraus if she had any “real estate advice” for her. Heti explained, “I think it’s inge- nious to try to make money in a separate realm from your creative work, as you’ve done. Not only because it makes sense on a financial level, but because you absorb a world that you wouldn’t otherwise absorb.” While demurring from oe ff ring concrete advice, Kraus en - thusiastically responded: Yes. It’s tremendously interesting, and people are less petty there than in the art world, because it’s just about numbers. At one point, instead My thanks http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Literature University of Wisconsin Press

Cruising the Real Estate of Empire: Chris Kraus's Road Novels

Contemporary Literature , Volume 62 (1) – Mar 10, 2022

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M YKA TUCKER-ABRAM SON Cruising the Real Estate of Empire: Chris Kraus’s Road Novels What do you do with a Kerouac But go back and back to the sack  with Jack How do you know when Jack has come? You look on your pillow and  Jack is gone . . . Barbara Burg (qtd. in Kraus, I Love Dick) hortly after Chris Kraus’s Summer of Hate was published in 2012, fellow writer Sheila Heti interviewed Kraus for Be- liever magazine. The interview covered the expected topics of literary inu fl ence, being a female writer, and US politics, before taking a surprising turn when Heti asked Kraus if she had any “real estate advice” for her. Heti explained, “I think it’s inge- nious to try to make money in a separate realm from your creative work, as you’ve done. Not only because it makes sense on a financial level, but because you absorb a world that you wouldn’t otherwise absorb.” While demurring from oe ff ring concrete advice, Kraus en - thusiastically responded: Yes. It’s tremendously interesting, and people are less petty there than in the art world, because it’s just about numbers. At one point, instead My thanks

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Contemporary LiteratureUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Mar 10, 2022

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