The Marbled Swarm

The Marbled Swarm

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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Literary cult hero Dennis Cooper delivers his highlyanticipated new novel. Written in a voice that is lush and intricate, TheMarbled Swarm is Dennis Cooper’s most accomplished (and most beguiling)work to date. Cooper tells the story of a man who secretly influences his sonto commit a grisly act. Justin Taylor, author of The Gospel of Anarchy,calls The Marbled Swarm “a mindbendingmasterpiece . . . vivid, slippery, ferocious, and rich with secrets. Nobody elsecould have written this novel and nothing else like it exists.” Cooper,following his collections Smothered in Hugs and Ugly Man, offershis fans the expansive novel they have been waiting for—one that will become atouchstone of outsider literature.

Baker & Taylor
The literary cult hero's latest novel takes readers into the mysterious world of a father who raises his son in secret and, keeping him isolated from outside influences, teaches him a special language that only the two of them will know. Original. 30,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL
Literary cult hero Dennis Cooper delivers his highlyanticipated new novel. Written in a voice that is lush and intricate,TheMarbled Swarm is Dennis Cooper’s most accomplished (and most beguiling)work to date. Cooper tells the story of a man who secretly influences his sonto commit a grisly act. Justin Taylor, author ofThe Gospel of Anarchy,calls The Marbled Swarm “a mindbendingmasterpiece . . . vivid, slippery, ferocious, and rich with secrets. Nobody elsecould have written this novel and nothing else like it exists.” Cooper,following his collectionsSmothered in Hugs and Ugly Man, offershis fans the expansive novel they have been waiting for—one that will become atouchstone of outsider literature.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0062101595 (electronic bk.)
9780062101594 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC COOPER
Characteristics: 1 online resource (194 pages)

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lukasevansherman
Jan 09, 2014

The thing with cult authors is that if you're no already in the cult, you may not really get what the fuss is about. Dennis Cooper is such an author, although I don't personally know anyone who is into him. Salon calls him "the most important transgressive literary artist since Burroughs," I think they forgot J.G. Ballard or they forgot what transgressive means. A character in this mentions "Sade's extremist fiction," which is perhaps a more accurate description. The tags on this site sum it up pretty well: homosexuality, murder, cannibalism, France. He's maybe a less mainstream Chuck Palahniuk.

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