WorldCat Identities

Cooper, Dennis 1953-

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dennis Cooper
Our deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desire by Christopher Hennessy( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents interviews with eight gay men who are celebrated American poets and writers, discussing their early lives, friends and communities that shaped their work, histories of gay writers before them, how sex and desire connect with artistic production, and what coming out means to a writer
Tom Friedman by Bruce Hainley( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Tom Friedman is an unusual young American sculptor who produces quirky yet beautiful sculptures out of household objects-pencils, plastic cups, laundry detergent, paper straws. Featured in cream and in a one-person presentation at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Friedman has quickly gained an impressive following of some of the most attentive and influential contemporary art-watchers in the United States. This is art which raises questions about the making and seeing of art, about the pleasures of small transformations producing sudden beauty. This book will coincide with Friedman's first major American museum tour, to be held in 2000-2002. American art critic Bruce Hainley examines the artist's work as a kind of giant self-portrait. Poet and novelist Dennis Cooper discusses with the artist such unexpected influences as contemporary electronic music. Guardian art critic Adrian Searle looks at the artist's work Untitled, 1993-a ring of plastic cups in a home-made Minimalist tradition. The Artist's Choices are The Dinner Party (1919) by Swiss writer Robert Walser, and the glossary to Info-Psychology (1975-76) by Timothy Leary, the cult psychologist who advocated the use of psychedelic drugs. Facsimiles of the artist's notebooks and text works are published alongside an important interview by curator Robert Storr
Raymond Pettibon by Robert Storr( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"California-based artist Raymond Pettibon began making his signature ink-wash drawings framed or pinned directly on the wall, they are often combined by the dozens in no discernible order, like a giant scattered notebook. With solo exhibitions worldwide including a retrospective at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1994), Pettibon is considered one of the world's most significant innovators of figurative art. Poet and novelist Dennis Cooper speaks with the artist about recurring obsessions such as baseball, film noir, surfers and the animated figure Gumby. Museum of Modern Art curator Robert Storr examines the full scope of Pettibon's prolific career, setting the artist firmly within the tradition of Western figurative painting. Critic and curator Ulrich Loock looks at a single strand in Pettibon's oeuvre: a drawing centering on the character Vavoom. The artist has chosen three extracts from The Art of English Poesie by George Puttenham, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne, and Modern Painters by John Ruskin. This book also includes never-before-published scripts from as-yet-unmade videos on subjects from Jim Morrison to Hollywood."--Jacket
Frisk by Dennis Cooper( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 12 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Possessed by the mystery of a series of fake snuff photographs he was shown as a teenager, Dennis, the narrator of 'Frisk', lives in a world where the rules of attraction have become a treasure hunt, and love is only a matching of images and body parts. In Holland, in a room in a windmill above a brewery, Dennis is freed from the need to respect feelings; the unimaginable becomes an idea, and the idea a reality."--Publisher description
God Jr. by Dennis Cooper( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a father, Jim, who has survived a terrible car accident which kills his son. Jim and his wife are struggling to make sense of his son's death, with all the associated grief and guilt
Try by Dennis Cooper( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Ziggy's world, the adopted teen-age son of two gay men. A catalogue of child abuse, rape, sexual promiscuity and drugs. Through it all Ziggy tries to keep his bearings by writing a journal
Closer by Dennis Cooper( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Physically beautiful and strangely passive, George Miles becomes the object of his friends' passions, and, one after another, they ransack him for love or anything else they can trust in the mindlessness of middle America. What they find assaults the senses as it engages the mind, in a novel that explores the limits of experience and the horror in the world around us."--Back cover
Period by Dennis Cooper( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a spare, smoke-and-mirror-filled world of secret Web sites, Goth bands, Satanism, pornography, and Outsider art, "Period" is a literary disappearing act as mysterious as it is logical. "(Cooper) is one of the few serious writers working in the literary tradition of subversion."--"Salon."
Essential Acker : the selected writings of Kathy Acker by Kathy Acker( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible variety of AckerUs body of work has been distilled into a single volume that reads like a communique from the front lines of late-20th century America. Acker was a literary pirate whose prodigious output drew promiscuously from popular culture, the classics of Western civilization, current events, and the raw material of her own life
Guide by Dennis Cooper( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer in Los Angeles visits the world of burnt-out youth as part of researching a novel. He describes the violence, joins them in taking drugs, has sex with boys and describes death from aids. A tale of perversity
My loose thread by Dennis Cooper( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry, a teenager not only wrestling with his sexuality and the implications of a physical relationship with his younger brother but with the purpose and the reason to his existence, is numb. Dead. As the book opens, Larry has been paid $500 by a senior to kill a fellow pupil and retrieve the boy's notebook. It seems simple enough. However, once Larry ventures into the notebook, complications arise. Struck at once by both the beauty of articulation and by the horror of its content, Larry longs for such an ability to communicate but feels powerless: Is there a place for sincerity or concern, or indeed love? My Loose Thread is a claustrophobic read and a harrowing piece of fiction that is all the more so for the gracefulness of the language. It confirms Cooper's reputation as one of the most talented and original novelists writing
Wrong : stories by Dennis Cooper( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories that provide an evolution of the author's writings. Daring to use death to look at life, Cooper provides a new perspective on the reader's deepest fears and needs [from the publisher]
The marbled swarm : a novel by Dennis Cooper( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary cult hero's latest novel takes readers into the mysterious world of a father who raises his son in secret and, keeping him isolated from outside influences, teaches him a special language that only the two of them will know
Ugly man : stories by Dennis Cooper( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed cult-writer Cooper continues to study the material he's always explored so honestly--pornography, violence, and mutilation - but with a satirical touch
The sluts by Dennis Cooper( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set largely on the pages of a Web site where gay male escorts are reviewed by their clients, and told through the postings, e-mails, and conversations of several dozen unreliable narrators, The Sluts chronicles the evolution of one young escort's date with a satisfied client into a metafiction of pornography, lies, half-truths, and myth. Explicit, shocking, comical, and displaying the author's signature flair for blending structural complexity with direct, stylish, accessible language, The Sluts is Cooper's most transgressive novel since Frisk."--Back cover
The dream police : selected poems, 1969-1993 by Dennis Cooper( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Dennis Cooper achieved success as a novelist, he was best known as a poet. This new collection is the best of his poetry from his five out-of-print books, including Idols and The Tenderness of the Wolves, and a selection of previously unpublished works. Cooper's evolving study of romantic relationships has made him a singular voice in American poetry
Jerk by Dennis Cooper( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short story from the collection Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper
The tenderness of the wolves by Dennis Cooper( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idols by Dennis Cooper( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo-erotische poëzie, meest over adolescenten
Horror hospital unplugged by Dennis Cooper( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark but hilarious story of Trevor Machine, a twenty-something gay-but-sexually-confused lead singer for an L.A. indy band on its way to fame and fortune. Inspired by the story "Horror Hospital" from Cooper's story collection "Wrong," the book chronicles Trevor's adventures and struggles with love, sex, the music industry and a spiritual visitation from the ghost of River Phoenix
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.08 for My life .. ... to 0.86 for My life .. ...)

Tom Friedman
Raymond PettibonFriskGod Jr.TryCloserPeriodEssential Acker : the selected writings of Kathy AckerGuide
Alternative Names
Cooper, Clifford Dennis, 1953-

Dennis Cooper

Dennis Cooper Amerikaans dichter

Dennis Cooper amerikansk poet

Dennis Cooper écrivain américain

Dennis Cooper escriptor estatunidenc

Dennis Cooper escritor estadounidense

Dennis Cooper scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Dennis Cooper scrittore statunitense

Dennis Cooper shkrimtar amerikan

Dennis Cooper US-amerikanischer Autor und Journalist

Dennis Cooper yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Дэннис Купер

دنيس كوبر كاتب أمريكي

دنیس کوپر شاعر آمریکایی

クーパー, デニス