2010 News From the Unconscious
- About the work
Fake News and Short Stories
Illustr., 17 cm
In 2005 the author published the collection of fictional news in the form of a newspaper, titled “News From Wonderland.” The author continues this series of fictitious news with the publications “Money Kills” (2006) and “News From My Grandma’s Basement” (2007).
The book “News From the Unconscious” released in 2010 is the sum of the publications previously published in the form of fictitious newspapers, complemented by 4th edition collected and published as a book for the first time.
It is a collection of fictional news, short stories, imaginary biographies of celebrities in a satirical and humorous way. Dominant is the game between fact and fiction. The impact of the satirical magazine “Onion” is obvious, but the book does not stop there. Instead, it goes beyond satire of local and global news and political and social situations. Deconstruction of “truth” becomes the main topic of work that tends to prove that truth in the modern world is a term and concept that is easily manipulated, and the commercial and consumeristic way of thinking and living are the main areas of criticism. Social engagement is the main occupation of these publications and it is an extension of satire and humor, and the endeavor to bring artistic discourse in the journalistic genre and the genre of the book as one of the main elements of the book.