Dennis Cooper





Dennis Cooper

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

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Rimbaud, Verlaine, De Sade, Baudelaire


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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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Average rating: 3.76 · 8,170 ratings · 846 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
Frisk
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,083 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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The Sluts
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 744 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Closer
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 564 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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Guide
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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God Jr.
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 492 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Period
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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My Loose Thread
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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The Marbled Swarm
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Ugly Man
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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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

“When a child grows old enough to know J.R.R. Tolkien was just staring at a typewriter, the truth can be a wounding exposé.”
Dennis Cooper, The Marbled Swarm

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