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Paperback, 387 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Amethyst Books (first published 1991)
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Megan
Dec 13, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: queer writers/readers
many of these stories are interested in bodily orifices, the enactment of violence upon. unsurprising since it's edited by dennis cooper. i borrowed this from andrea, who is awesome, a while ago. pretty radical overall. ...more
Gary Lee
Mar 16, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Gary by: Kevin P.
A decent, if highly uneven, anthology of 'edgy' queer writing -- circa 1991. I skipped through a lot of it, read some of it, and even finished a few pieces.
Most of the work here hasn't aged too gracefully, but it's interesting to see what was thought to be 'edgy' and 'arty' and whatnot at that time. A time when I was still wrapped up in the Fear Street saga, and whatever other drivel I was reading then.
It's also amusing to read pieces from such unknown upstarts as Dorothy Allison, Alison Bechdel
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Shay
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
A gem of a find. When you contextualize this historically it's a remarkable book to read and own. Pieces of note include Dorothy Allison writing queer science fiction erotica with all her power and corporeality applied to some Dune like atmosphere. The early 90's David Seders makes me laugh significantly more than his current incarnation. Several very grotesque sexual early 90's shock art pieces get you hard then gross you out then get you hard again. A truly unique compendium, one of my favorit ...more
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Dennis Cooper was born on January 10, 1953. He grew up in the Southern California cities of Covina and Arcadia.

He wrote stories and poems from early age but got serious about writing at 15 after reading Arthur Rimbaud and The Marquis de Sade. He attended LA county public schools until the 8th grade when he transferred to a private school, Flintridge Preparatory School for Boys in La Canada, Califo
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