Noise (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 240 pages
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For more than twenty-five years, the antimelodic “noise” of Sonic Youth has assaulted us, exhilarated us, inspired us. Why?

Katherine Dunn says it's because they operate in the foggy world between the real and the surreal. Mary Gaitskill says that Sonic Youth caught her, years ago, when she was falling. J. Robert Lennon says it's because Sonic Youth rip it apart. Emily Maguire was hooked because once she was in love with chaos.

Their sound is caustic, elemental, nihilistic—and quite unlike any other cult band ever to achieve rock godhood. In Noise, twenty-one great literary voices offer short fiction based on or inspired by songs from Sonic Youth—a raucous coupling of music and literature featuring marrow-colored goo, severed hands and abandoned babies, Patty Hearst watching the apocalypse on TV, and other unruly images of the Zeitgeist.

Contributors
Hiag Akmakjian • Christopher Coake • Katherine Dunn • Mary Gaitskill • Rebecca Godfrey • Laird Hunt • Shelley Jackson • J. Robert Lennon • Samuel Ligon • Emily Maguire • Tom McCarthy • Scott Mebus • Eileen Myles • Catherine O'Flynn • Emily Carter Roiphe • Kevin Sampsell • Steven Sherrill • Matt Thorne • Rachel Trezise • Jess Walter • Peter Wild

  

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Review: Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth

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Contents

an introduction lee ranaldo
1
disappearer matt thorne
11
thats all i know right now katherine dunn
19
bull in the heather scott mebus
35
shadow of a doubt rebecca godfrey
45
flower steven sherrill
53
wish fulfillment mary gaitskill
65
dirty boots samuel ligon
71
protect me you eileen myles
103
kissability laird hunt
111
snare girl Catherine oflynn
119
brother james emily maguire
127
swimsuit issue kevin sampsell
135
kool thing or why i want to fuck patty hearst
143
unmade bed Christopher coake
149
radical adults lick godhead style peter wild
161

my friend goo shelley jackson
81

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About the author (2009)

Peter Wild is the editor of a series of fiction anthologies based on the songs of rock and pop bands. His articles and fiction have appeared in The Independent (London), The Guardian (London), The Big Issue, Word Riot, NOÖ Journal, and 3:AM magazine.

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