Period

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Grove Press, 2001 - Fiction - 109 pages
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The stunning conclusion to Dennis Cooper's five-book cycle, Period earned its author the accolade "a disquieting genius" by Vanity Fair and praise for his "elegant prose and literary lawlessness" by The New York Times. The culmination of Cooper's explorations into sex and death, youth culture, and the search for the ineffable object of desire, Period is a breathtaking, mesmerizing final statement to the five-book cycle it completes. Cooper has taken his familiar themes -- strangely irresistible and interchangeable young men, passion that crosses into murder, the lure of drugs, the culpabilities of authorship, and the inexact, haunting communication of feeling -- and melded them into a novel of flawless form and immense power. 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. Obsessive, beautiful, and darkly comic, Period is a stunning achievement from one of America's finest writers.
  

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Review: Period (George Miles Cycle #5)

User Review  - Brendan - Goodreads

Cooper's sparse, haunting prose and utterly deranged subject matter turn Period into a dark masterpiece. Short and to the point, I wanted to turn around and start from the beginning as soon as I'd finished. Read full review

Review: Period (George Miles Cycle #5)

User Review  - Spencer Distraction - Goodreads

Several years ago I was given the opportunity to review this novel in the short-lived return ov Permission magazine. However, I had to decline the offer after reading this, the 5th & supposedly last ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
1
Circled
19
Cavemen
37
Crippler
45
Cycle
65
Converse
77
Curtains
93
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Dennis Cooper is the author of the George Miles Cycle, an interconnected sequence of five novels: Closer, Frisk, Try, Guide, and Period. His other works include My Loose Thread; The Sluts, winner of France's Prix Sade and the Lambda Literary Award; God, Jr.; Wrong; The Dream Police; and Ugly Man. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Paris.

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