Walking Through Clear Water In A Pool Painted Black, New Edition: Collected Stories

byCookie MuellerIntroduction byOlivia LaingEditorHedi El Kholti

April 12, 2022|
Walking Through Clear Water In A Pool Painted Black, New Edition: Collected Stories by Cookie Mueller
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A new edition of the only story collection compiled by legendary writer, actress, ex-biker, and columnist Cookie Mueller, featuring additional writings.

First published in 1991, Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black was the only story collection that the legendary writer, actress, ex-biker, and columnist Cookie Mueller compiled in her lifetime. Featuring a new introduction by Olivia Laing and an afterword by the book’s first editor, Chris Kraus, this new edition collects all of Mueller’s fiction, together with her Details magazine columns (1982–1989) and other writings.
 
The additional stories were discovered by Amy Scholder, who edited the anthology Ask Dr. Mueller for High Risk/Serpent’s Tail books in 1996. As Scholder writes in her introduction, the new stories were “written around the same time she wrote the stories in Walking Through Clear Water, but for some reason Cookie decided not to include them. They are darker than most of her other stories; they are the quotidian Cookie, and that is why I especially love them.” Mueller’s life and work were celebrated in Chloe Griffith’s 2014 oral biography Edgewise, bringing her work to a new generation of readers. 
 
Cookie Mueller (1949–1989), nee Dorothy Karen Mueller, played leading roles in John Waters’s Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, and Multiple Maniacs. She wrote for the East Village Eye and Details magazine, performed in a series of plays by Gary Indiana, and wrote numerous stories that would only be published...
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Title:Walking Through Clear Water In A Pool Painted Black, New Edition: Collected Stories
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:392 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:392 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 in
Published:April 12, 2022
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781635901665

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