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Synopsis:

In The Age of Wire and String Ben Marcus welds together a new reality from the scrapheap of the past. Dogs, birds, horses, automobiles and the weather are some of the recycled elements in Marcus's first collection - part fiction, part handbook - as familiar objects take on markedly unfamiliar meanings. Gradually, this makeshift world, in its defiance of the laws of physics and language, finds a foundation in its own implausibility, as Marcus produces new feelings and sensations - both comic and disturbing - in the definitive guide to an unpredictable yet exhilarating plane of existence.

About the Author

BEN MARCUS is the author of Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Age of Wire and String and The Flame Alphabet. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York Times, and McSweeney's. Marcus has received a Whiting Writer's Award, a NEA Fellowship in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes. He is an associate professor at Columbia University.

CATRIN MORGAN studied illustration at the Royal College of Art. Since graduating she has exhibited her work internationally and is one of the author illustrators of Phantom Settlements. She teaches on the MA Illustration Authorial Practice at Falmouth University and BA Illustration at Norwich University College of the Arts.

Table of Contents

ARGUMENT

SLEEP

Intercourse with Resuscitated Wife 23

Snoring, Accidental Speech 24

Sky Destroys Dog 26

Air Trance 16 27

The Death of Water 28

terms 32

GOD

Bird to the North, Act of Wind 37

Died 38

G-D 39

Landing on Floating Island of the Gods 40

Ethics of Listening When Visiting Areas

That Contain Him 41

terms 44

FOOD

The Food Costumes of Montana 51

First Green 54

Brian, Treated to a Delicate Meal 57

Food Storms of the Original Brother 58

Hidden Food, from Above 62

terms 66

THE HOUSE

The Golden Monica 72

The Enemy in House Culture 77

Works from the War Between Houses and Wind 79

Exporting the Inner Man 86

Views from the First House 88

terms 94

ANIMAL

Dog, Mode of Heat Transfer in Barking 100

Silence Implies the Desire 102

Circle of Willis 104

Horse, Distinct Category 106

Where Birds Have Destroyed the Surface 107

terms 11

WEATHER

The Weather Killer 116

Continuous Winter, in Law 126

If

 

X > Fire 129

The Method She Employs Against That Which

Cannot Be Seen 130

The Religion 132

terms 136

PERSONS

Half-Life of Walter in the American Areas 142

Flap, Wire, and Name 144

The Animal Husband 146

Leg of Brother Who Died Early 164

Hidden Ball Inside a Song 166

terms 170

THE SOCIETY

Automobile, Watchdog 175

Swimming, Strictly an Inscription 176

Welder, Cessation of All Life 179

Arm, in Biology 180

Accountant, Vessel of Notice 182

Outline for a City 185

terms 188

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847086389
Author:
Marcus, Ben
Publisher:
Granta Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrated
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 in 0.83 lb

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In The Age of Wire and String Ben Marcus welds together a new reality from the scrapheap of the past. Dogs, birds, horses, automobiles and the weather are some of the recycled elements in Marcus's first collection - part fiction, part handbook - as familiar objects take on markedly unfamiliar meanings. Gradually, this makeshift world, in its defiance of the laws of physics and language, finds a foundation in its own implausibility, as Marcus produces new feelings and sensations - both comic and disturbing - in the definitive guide to an unpredictable yet exhilarating plane of existence.
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