The Age of Wire and String

Author(s): Ben Marcus

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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.

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Ben Marcus is the author of Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Age of Wire and String and The Flame Alphabet. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, and McSweeney's. Marcus has received a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes. Marcus is an associate professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University.

General Fields

  • : 9781847086389
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : 0.376
  • : February 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben Marcus
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 813.6
  • : 192
  • : illustrations