The Age Of Wire And String by Ben MarcusThe Age Of Wire And String by Ben Marcus

The Age Of Wire And String

byBen Marcus

Hardcover | May 2, 2013

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In The Age of Wire and String Ben Marcus welds together a new reality from the scrapheap of the past. Dogs, birds, horses, automobiles and the weather are some of the recycled elements in Marcus's first collection - part fiction, part handbook - as familiar objects take on markedly unfamiliar meanings. Gradually, this makeshift world, in its defiance of the laws of physics and language, finds a foundation in its own implausibility, as Marcus produces new feelings and sensations - both comic and disturbing - in the definitive guide to an unpredictable yet exhilarating plane of existence.
BEN MARCUS is the author of Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Age of Wire and String and The Flame Alphabet. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York Times, and McSweeney's. Marcus has received a Whiting Writer's Award, a NEA Fellowship in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes. He is an associa...
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Title:The Age Of Wire And StringFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.65 × 0.84 inPublished:May 2, 2013Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847086381

ISBN - 13:9781847086389

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strange but ... intriguing and mysterious - very interesting read
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strange but ... intriguing and mysterious - very interesting read
Date published: 2018-01-14