The Age of Wire and String

American Literature Series
Ben Marcus

In The Age of Wire and String, hailed by Robert Coover as “the most audacious literary debut in decades,” 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.

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Publication: American Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 160
ISBN-13: 9781564781963
GTIN13: 9781564781963
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Language: eng
List price: $11.95