The Age of Wire and String

Ben Marcus

Published: 2 May 2013
Printed Paper Cased, Demy HB
138x216mm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781847086389
£14.99

Illustrated by Catrin Morgan

Overview

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.


About the author

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BEN MARCUS is the author of The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Flame Alphabet and Leaving the Sea. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York Times, and McSweeney's. He is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories. Marcus has received a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize. He is a professor at Columbia University in New York. More about the author





 
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