The Dream Police: Selected Poems, 1969-1993

The Dream Police Selected Poems With each new novel Dennis Cooper s reputation as the most daring and distinctive writer working in America today is cemented To anyone familiar with this writer whom the New York Times calls taut c
  • Title: The Dream Police: Selected Poems, 1969-1993
  • Author: Dennis Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780802134578
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dream Police: Selected Poems, 1969-1993
    With each new novel, Dennis Cooper s reputation as the most daring and distinctive writer working in America today is cemented To anyone familiar with this writer whom the New York Times calls taut, chillingly ironic, the Washington Post Book World terms brilliant, and the Village Voice deems capable of religious intensity it will come as no surprise that befoWith each new novel, Dennis Cooper s reputation as the most daring and distinctive writer working in America today is cemented To anyone familiar with this writer whom the New York Times calls taut, chillingly ironic, the Washington Post Book World terms brilliant, and the Village Voice deems capable of religious intensity it will come as no surprise that before he achieved success as a novelist, Dennis Cooper was best known as a poet The Dream Police collects the best poems from five of his previous books and also includes a selection of new works From his darkly erotic early verse to the refined, post punk poems that led critics to dub him the spokesman for the Blank Generation, to his later experimental pieces, Cooper s evolving study of the distances and dangers in romantic relationships has made him a singular voice in American poetry The Dream Police is a vital addition to Dennis Cooper s riveting and disarming vision of life, love, obsession, and the depths of human need There can be no doubt about the power and originality of Cooper s writing The Washington Post Book World Cooper s vision is at first intense, nearly minimal, then suddenly it ascends into vision Kathy Acker In another country or another era, Dennis Cooper s books would be circulated in secret, explosive samizdat editions that friends and fans would pass around and savor like forbidden absinthe He would risk his life for them, or maybe he d just be sent to a mental asylum, like the Marquis de Sade, to whom he has been compared This is high risk literature It takes enormous courage for a writer to explore, as Mr Cooper does, the extreme boundaries of human behavior and amorality, right to the abyss where desire and lust topple to death Catherine Texier, The New York Times Book Review.
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  • Dennis Cooper

    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 Angeles and Paris His latest work, a limited edition collection of new poems, titled The Weaklings is available now from Fanzine Press.

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  • I think this collections speaks of a dying experience of the gay man so rarely found in the mainstream media today, which presents all gay men as just wanting marriage or acceptance from the school bullies These boys sure as hell aren t the boys from Modern Family or Glee These are the boys who don t even believe true love possible, the boys who believe that even if it does exist the only grace and possible attainment of it is in the almost unreachable hookup sex, the one night stands, or buried [...]


  • Me encanta como escribe L stima que s lo escribe sobre sus eyaculaciones y los culitos de sus amantes Me gustar a que abarcara m s temas pareciera que pens que buena idea publicar mi diario sexual Meh.



  • The material is kind of all over the place some gems but also some forgettable pieces of flash fiction and journal entries Stylistically Cooper s poetry isn t always to my taste, but I appreciate the way that he presents sexualized violence in a way that s almost comical and makes the victims out to be magazine girls or angels his perpetrators can never quite get a hold of.


  • SummaryCooper s The Dream Police is a collection of free verse poetry and short prose written between 1969 1993 The collection is separated into three parts, by time period, and titled Dumb, Deaf, and Blind Many Cooper fans will be familiar with the subject matter, and will take delight in witnessing the growth and exploration of the author, from early 1960 s pieces to the later inquiries of the 1990 s The GoodThe collection s structure is the first positive here As an avid Cooper reader, I appr [...]



  • Some really great stuff here, and some completely forgettable stuff too Definitely a mixed bag, but the great poems really soar.


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