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In The Age of Wire and String, hailed by Robert Coover as "the most audacious literary debut in decades," 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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"A rare, genius-struck achievement . . . filled with great beauties, high themes, enormous sorrows."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Ben Marcus's work has appeared in Grand Street, McSweeney's, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, he is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University and the author of two books, the novel Notable American Women and the story collection The Age of Wire and String. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564781963
Author:
Marcus, Ben
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Location:
Normal, IL :
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Dalkey Archive ed.
Large Print:
Y
Series:
American Literature Series
Series Volume:
532
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.72x5.34x.47 in. .44 lbs.

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