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Headless (Little House on the Bowery)

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Publisher Comments:

Benjamin Weissman is one of the true originals in contemporary American fiction. In Headless, he turns his daredevil wit and fearless storytelling gifts on subjects ranging from Hitler's secret life as a skier to the philosophical musings of identical twin porn stars to the travails of the world¹s most sitcom-defying family. Weissman's dysfunctional, hilarious, and strangely moving tales of life in contemporary America are a real and unique treasure.

Review:

"Weissman's second story collection is surprising, rollicking and clever, but not for the faint of heart....[H]onest and bold." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Headless is at play in the world. It is fearless, fun, and sometimes filthy. Weissman invites you into an alphabet soup of delight in language. Eat up." Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

Review:

"Brilliant. Wildly inventive, profane, and hilarious. Benjamin Weissman is a master stylist who in story after story keeps scoring effortlessly. Beneath the deadpan absurdity these virtuoso comic monologues describe — with more intense accuracy than just about anyone else around — what it means to be male." Bret Easton Ellis, author of Glamorama

Review:

"Bizarre, inventive, and surprising, Weissman's stories frolic in the murkier regions of our psyches and daily habits with skilled verbal turns and unflinching wit." Lydia Davis, author of Almost No Memory

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"[A] playful mélange of erotic black comedy and domestic pathos, dysfunctional families and all-too-functional men, dictators and lumberjacks. Weissman is an expert juggler of tone..." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Weissman is an impishly audacious writer, and that's reason enough to love Headless, his new collection of short stories." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"[S]weaty and lusty, spiked and coiling with slang, colloquialisms and a touch of jockish bravado." LA Weekly

Synopsis:

The author of the acclaimed transgressive cult classic Dear Dead Person returns with this long-awaited second collection of brilliantly written, outrageously imaginative and comedic short stories. Weissman turns his daredevil wit and fearless storytelling gifts on subjects ranging from Hitler's secret life as a skier to the philosophical musings of identical twin porn stars to the travails of the world's most sitcom-defying family.

Synopsis:

The second installment from Dennis Cooper's groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.

Synopsis:

"Headless is fearless, fun, and sometimes filthy . . . an alphabet soup of -delight in language. Eat up."—Alice Sebold

"Brilliant. Wildly inventive, profane, and hilarious."—Bret Easton Ellis

The author of the acclaimed cult classic Dear Dead Person ("refreshing, nauseating, hilarious"—Kirkus) returns with this long-awaited collection of brilliantly written and outrageously imaginative short stories.

Benjamin Weissman is the author of Dear Dead Person (High Risk/Serpent’s Tail, 1995). He is a contributing editor to Bomb Magazine and writes regularly for the contemporary art magazines Parkett and Artforum. A painter and a professor at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of the Arts, he now lives in Los Angeles.

Synopsis:

The author of the acclaimed transgressive cult classic 'Dear Dead Person' returns with this long-awaited second collection of brilliantly written, outrageously imaginative and comedic short stories.

About the Author

Benjamin Weissman is the author of Dear Dead Person (High Risk/Serpent's Tail, 1995). He is a contributing editor of Bomb Magazine, and writes regularly for the ski magazines Freeze and Powder, as well for the contemporary art magazines Parkett, Frieze, and Artforum. In addition to his writing, he is a visual artist whose paintings and collaborations with artists like Paul McCarthy and Jim Shaw have been exhibited internationally. A professor at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of the Art, Weissman lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888451498
Editor:
Cooper, Dennis
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Author:
Cooper, Dennis
Author:
Weissman, Benjamin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Little House on the Bowery
Series Volume:
M1001.28A
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Illustrations by the author
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 in 6.8 oz

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Product details 140 pages Akashic Books - English 9781888451498 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Weissman's second story collection is surprising, rollicking and clever, but not for the faint of heart....[H]onest and bold."
"Review" by , "Headless is at play in the world. It is fearless, fun, and sometimes filthy. Weissman invites you into an alphabet soup of delight in language. Eat up."
"Review" by , "Brilliant. Wildly inventive, profane, and hilarious. Benjamin Weissman is a master stylist who in story after story keeps scoring effortlessly. Beneath the deadpan absurdity these virtuoso comic monologues describe — with more intense accuracy than just about anyone else around — what it means to be male."
"Review" by , "Bizarre, inventive, and surprising, Weissman's stories frolic in the murkier regions of our psyches and daily habits with skilled verbal turns and unflinching wit."
"Review" by , "[A] playful mélange of erotic black comedy and domestic pathos, dysfunctional families and all-too-functional men, dictators and lumberjacks. Weissman is an expert juggler of tone..."
"Review" by , "Weissman is an impishly audacious writer, and that's reason enough to love Headless, his new collection of short stories."
"Review" by , "[S]weaty and lusty, spiked and coiling with slang, colloquialisms and a touch of jockish bravado."
"Synopsis" by , The author of the acclaimed transgressive cult classic Dear Dead Person returns with this long-awaited second collection of brilliantly written, outrageously imaginative and comedic short stories. Weissman turns his daredevil wit and fearless storytelling gifts on subjects ranging from Hitler's secret life as a skier to the philosophical musings of identical twin porn stars to the travails of the world's most sitcom-defying family.
"Synopsis" by ,
The second installment from Dennis Cooper's groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.
"Synopsis" by ,

"Headless is fearless, fun, and sometimes filthy . . . an alphabet soup of -delight in language. Eat up."—Alice Sebold

"Brilliant. Wildly inventive, profane, and hilarious."—Bret Easton Ellis

The author of the acclaimed cult classic Dear Dead Person ("refreshing, nauseating, hilarious"—Kirkus) returns with this long-awaited collection of brilliantly written and outrageously imaginative short stories.

Benjamin Weissman is the author of Dear Dead Person (High Risk/Serpent’s Tail, 1995). He is a contributing editor to Bomb Magazine and writes regularly for the contemporary art magazines Parkett and Artforum. A painter and a professor at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of the Arts, he now lives in Los Angeles.

"Synopsis" by , The author of the acclaimed transgressive cult classic 'Dear Dead Person' returns with this long-awaited second collection of brilliantly written, outrageously imaginative and comedic short stories.
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