Dennis Cooper The Marbled Swarm (P.S.)

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The Marbled Swarm (P.S.)

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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.

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Paperback. Pub the Date: 2011 November Pages: 208 in Publisher: Harper of The Marbled Swarm is Dennis Cooper's most haunting work to date. In secret passageways. Hidden rooms. And the troubled mind of our narrator. A mystery perpetually takes shape-and the most compelling clue to its final nature is the marbled swarm itself. a complex amalgam of language passed down from father to son.Cooper ensnares the reader in a world of appearances. where the trappings of high art. old money. and haute cuisine obscure an unspeakable system of coercion and surrender. And as the narrator stalks an elusive truth. traveling from the French countryside to Paris and back again. the reader will be seduced by a voice only Dennis Cooper could create.

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""The Marbled Swarm" is a mindbending masterpiece from one of my all-time favorite writers. It is vivid, slippery, ferocious, and rich with secrets. Nobody else could have written this novel and nothing else like it exists."--Justin Taylor, author of "The Gospel of Anarchy" and "Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever"

""The Marbled Swarm" cumulates mystery, desire, and connections as it appears to shed mystery, desire, and connections; magic. Or sleight of hand....This book is great art."--HTMLGIANT

."..deftly executed plot surgery..."--"Nylon" Magazine

"There is a brutal honesty to this novel, a brutal wisdom."--Barnes & Noble's "Unabashedly Bookish"

.".. language every bit as thrilling, rapt, and brain-waking as we could want from one of our living legends..."--"Fanzine"

"In "The Marbled Swarm", Cooper has coupled a clever intellectual romp with stomach-turning brutality and quite a bit of humor."--"Washington Independent Book Review"

"Patient and careful readers will be rewarded for their diligent attention to the text with a controversial, dazzling and intelligent work of literature."--Bookreporter.com

""The Marbled Swarm" is concerned as much with language as it is with relationships and power....His fantastical story of everyday cannibalism is told in such finely chiseled yet disorienting prose that you suspect you're being led into a maze."--"OUT" Magazine

.".. lies somewhere in between "Lolita" and "Dracula", mixing the gothic terror and disturbing subject of both, within a contemporary bi-sexual, skinny jeaned, iPhone-totting environment, and a much further push of the envelope. ... a novel that must be read."--"The Coffin Factory"

"The Marbled Swarm" is concerned as much with language as it is with relationships and power .His fantastical story of everyday cannibalism is told in such finely chiseled yet disorienting prose that you suspect you re being led into a maze. --"OUT" Magazine"

lies somewhere in between "Lolita" and "Dracula," mixing the gothic terror and disturbing subject of both, within a contemporary bi-sexual, skinny jeaned, iPhone-totting environment, and a much further push of the envelope. a novel that must be read. --"The Coffin Factory""

In "The Marbled Swarm," Cooper has coupled a clever intellectual romp with stomach-turning brutality and quite a bit of humor. --"Washington Independent Book Review""

deftly executed plot surgery --"Nylon" Magazine"

Patient and careful readers will be rewarded for their diligent attention to the text with a controversial, dazzling and intelligent work of literature. --Bookreporter.com"

There is a brutal honesty to this novel, a brutal wisdom. --Barnes & Noble's "Unabashedly Bookish"

"The Marbled Swarm" cumulates mystery, desire, and connections as it appears to shed mystery, desire, and connections; magic. Or sleight of hand....This book is great art. --HTMLGIANT"

"The Marbled Swarm" is a mindbending masterpiece from one of my all-time favorite writers. It is vivid, slippery, ferocious, and rich with secrets. Nobody else could have written this novel and nothing else like it exists. --Justin Taylor, author of "The Gospel of Anarchy" and "Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever""

A mesmerizing, labyrinthine tour through an especially hellish father-son relationship. --Vanity Fair"

Provocative...Cooper s interest in the darkest corners of the human experience...has not dimmed with age. The novel s contradictory narratives intentionally echo the secret passageways in which the narrator s predatory activities take place, creating a baroque, voyeuristic effect.--New Yorker"

The Marbled Swarm is concerned as much with language as it is with relationships and power .His fantastical story of everyday cannibalism is told in such finely chiseled yet disorienting prose that you suspect you re being led into a maze. --OUT Magazine"

Cooper s status as an underground renegade of experimental fiction doesn t reduce his talent or the brilliance of his dark views. He is a passionately humane writer. We need his voice now more than ever. --Paste Magazine"

lies somewhere in between Lolita and Dracula, mixing the gothic terror and disturbing subject of both, within a contemporary bi-sexual, skinny jeaned, iPhone-totting environment, and a much further push of the envelope. a novel that must be read. --The Coffin Factory"

In The Marbled Swarm, Cooper has coupled a clever intellectual romp with stomach-turning brutality and quite a bit of humor. --Washington Independent Book Review"

deftly executed plot surgery --Nylon Magazine"

The most personal, and honest [of Cooper s] daring, perplexing books. --BookForum"

Readers unfamiliar with transgressive fiction would do well to brace themselves for what will either be the shock of the unrelentingly different or, perhaps, the shock of recognizing writing that speaks to their souls. --Booklist"

language every bit as thrilling, rapt, and brain-waking as we could want from one of our living legends --Fanzine"

The Marbled Swarm cumulates mystery, desire, and connections as it appears to shed mystery, desire, and connections; magic. Or sleight of hand....This book is great art. --HTMLGIANT"

The Marbled Swarm is a mindbending masterpiece from one of my all-time favorite writers. It is vivid, slippery, ferocious, and rich with secrets. Nobody else could have written this novel and nothing else like it exists. --Justin Taylor, author of The Gospel of Anarchy and Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever"

Disquieting, humbling, and sadly beautiful in the way only Dennis Cooper can be, The Marbled Swarm is a mystifying and courageous novel that represents his finest work to date. --Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers and Ablutions"

This gorgeously warped brain-bender of a novel reimagines the family romance (fathers-and-sons side only) in perfections of language that will startle and seduce you anew on every page. The Marbled Swarm is Dennis Cooper s most genius-haunted achievement. --Gary Lutz, author of Stories in the Worst Way"

"A mesmerizing, labyrinthine tour through an especially hellish father-son relationship."--Vanity Fair

"Provocative...Cooper's interest in the darkest corners of the human experience...has not dimmed with age. The novel's contradictory narratives intentionally echo the secret passageways in which the narrator's predatory activities take place, creating a baroque, voyeuristic effect.--New Yorker

"The Marbled Swarm is concerned as much with language as it is with relationships and power....His fantastical story of everyday cannibalism is told in such finely chiseled yet disorienting prose that you suspect you're being led into a maze."--OUT Magazine

"Cooper's status as an underground renegade of experimental fiction doesn't reduce his talent or the brilliance of his dark views. He is a passionately humane writer. We need his voice now more than ever."--Paste Magazine

..". lies somewhere in between Lolita and Dracula, mixing the gothic terror and disturbing subject of both, within a contemporary bi-sexual, skinny jeaned, iPhone-totting environment, and a much further push of the envelope. ... a novel that must be read."--The Coffin Factory

"In The Marbled Swarm, Cooper has coupled a clever intellectual romp with stomach-turning brutality and quite a bit of humor."--Washington Independent Book Review

..".deftly executed plot surgery..."--Nylon Magazine

"The most personal, and honest [of Cooper's] daring, perplexing books."--BookForum

"Readers unfamiliar with transgressive fiction would do well to brace themselves for what will either be the shock of the unrelentingly different or, perhaps, the shock of recognizing writing that speaks to their souls."--Booklist

..". language every bit as thrilling, rapt, and brain-waking as we could want from one of our living legends..."--Fanzine

"The Marbled Swarm cumulates mystery, desire, and connections as it appears to shed mystery, desire, and connections; magic. Or sleight of hand....This book is great art."--HTMLGIANT

"The Marbled Swarm is a mindbending masterpiece from one of my all-time favorite writers. It is vivid, slippery, ferocious, and rich with secrets. Nobody else could have written this novel and nothing else like it exists."--Justin Taylor, author of The Gospel of Anarchy and Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever

"Disquieting, humbling, and sadly beautiful in the way only Dennis Cooper can be, The Marbled Swarm is a mystifying and courageous novel that represents his finest work to date."--Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers and Ablutions

"This gorgeously warped brain-bender of a novel... reimagines the family romance (fathers-and-sons side only) in perfections of language that will startle and seduce you anew on every page. The Marbled Swarm is Dennis Cooper's most genius-haunted achievement."--Gary Lutz, author of Stories in the Worst Way

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