Dennis Cooper

by on Jan.05, 2012

There is a super interview with Dennis Cooper over on HTML Giant.

Excerpt:

It’s not so much that I want to talk to readers about violence but rather that I want to simulate what violence makes me think and feel and imagine inside them. It’s more like I’m trying to use prose as the material for a designer drug that will work with readers’ eyes the way, oh, blotter acid would work with their tongues.

It seems this answer about violence adds an interesting vector to the common discussion about violence and art on Montevidayo. In particular I think it taps into the discussion of the violence of art (as opposed to the violence about art).

Megan Milks has written about Cooper in the past here (in response to the discussion about violence in David Lynch’s work).

Cooper just published a book called The Marbled Swarm which I heartily recommend!

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