Ugly Man: Stories by Dennis CooperUgly Man: Stories by Dennis Cooper

Ugly Man: Stories

byDennis Cooper

Paperback | May 26, 2009

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“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret Easton Ellis

Internationally acclaimed writer Dennis Cooper continues to study the material he's always explored honestly, but does so now—in stories—with a sense of awareness and a satirical touch that exploits and winks at his mastery of this world. As it has done for decades, Cooper’s taut, controlled prose lays bare the compulsions and troubling emptiness of the human soul.


Dennis Cooper is the author of the George Miles Cycle, an interconnected sequence of five novels:Closer,Frisk,Try,Guide, andPeriod. His other works includeMy Loose Thread;The Sluts, winner of France's Prix Sade and the Lambda Literary Award;God, Jr.;Wrong;The Dream Police; andUgly Man. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Paris.
Title:Ugly Man: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061715441

ISBN - 13:9780061715440

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark and Disturbed Eroticism From the dark and disturbed mind of Dennis Cooper (author of such novels as Closer, Frisk, and Try), this collection is a mixed bag of short stories, unrealized ideas, and dialogues. All share the dark and disturbed tone of Cooper's other erotic writings. Fans of his others novels will overlook a few misses in favor of the hits.
Date published: 2012-12-02

Editorial Reviews

“Cooper’s synaethetic subliminal metaphors should be outlawed, so quickly and lethally do they sink into your subconscious.”