Dennis Cooper

Dennis Cooper

in Arcadia, California, The United States
January 10, 1953



Rimbaud, Verlaine, De Sade, Baudelaire

Dennis Cooper was born on January 10, 1953 and grew up in the Southern California cities of Covina and Arcadia. In 1976, he founded Little Caesar Magazine and Press, which he ran until 1982. In 1985, he moved to Amsterdam for two and a half years, where he began his ten year long project, The George Miles Cycle, an interconnected sequence of five novels that includes Closer, Frisk, Try, Guide, and Period. His post-George Miles Cycle novels include My Loose Thread, The Sluts and his most recent novel, the highly acclaimed God, Jr. Other works include the short-story collection Wrong, a collection of poetry titled The Dream Police and All Ears: Cultural Cristicism, Essays and Obituaries. Dennis Cooper currently spends his time between Los Ang ...more

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3.71 avg rating — 1,376 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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The Sluts

3.87 avg rating — 990 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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3.80 avg rating — 1,027 ratings — published 1989 — 8 editions
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3.84 avg rating — 702 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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God Jr.

3.48 avg rating — 606 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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4.02 avg rating — 535 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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3.82 avg rating — 499 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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The Marbled Swarm

3.55 avg rating — 495 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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My Loose Thread

3.73 avg rating — 494 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Ugly Man

3.39 avg rating — 421 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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Closer Frisk Try Guide Period
George Miles Cycle (5 books)
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“When I started writing
I was a sick teenaged
fuck inside who partly
thought I was the new
Marquis de Sade, a body
doomed to communicate
with Satan who was us-
ing my sickness as his
home away from home,
and there’s your proof.”
Dennis Cooper

“Dan thought of love as defined by books, cobwebbed and hidden from view by the past. Too bad a love like that didn't actually exist. In the twentieth century one had to fake it.”
Dennis Cooper, Closer

“Why is it I feel a new nostalgia for the era of the guillotine?”
Dennis Cooper, The Marbled Swarm

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