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The age of wire and string.

Ben Marcus

The age of wire and string.

by Ben Marcus

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Published by Flamingo in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationix,140p. ;
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17219920M
ISBN 100002256509

  Wire, the:The only element that is attached, affixed, or otherwise in contact with every other element, object, item, person, or member of the society. It is gray and often golden and glimmers in the morning. Members polish it simply by moving forward or backward or resting in place. The wire is the shortest distance between. Russell "Stringer" Bell is a fictional character in The Wire, played by Idris serves as drug kingpin Avon Barksdale's second-in-command and assumes direct control of the Barksdale Organization during Avon's imprisonment. Bell attends economics classes at Baltimore City Community College and maintains a personal library, including a copy of Adam Smith's The Created by: David Simon.

  Indeed, the pieces in “The Age of Wire and String” () function more like prose poems than stories; their emotional impact is . Ben Marcus is the author of three books of fiction: Notable American Women, The Father Costume, and The Age of Wire and String. His novel, The Flame Alphabet, is forthcoming from Pantheon. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Harper's, The Paris Review, The Believer, The New York Times, Salon.

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The Age of Wire and String Paperback – September 1, by Ben Marcus (Author)Cited by: 4. The Age of Wire and String is an inexorably strange take on the commonplace. Tying in further to the sense of it being written by an extraterrestrial outsider, it's written as a series of clinically-removed indexes and glossaries and case studies (i.e., stories)/5.

Novel in every sense of the word, "The age of Wire and String" is a work that transcends the label of "experimental fiction". While the book is difficult, and at times frustrating in its redistribution of physics, it is a work of unerring discipline in that it maintains, comments upon and eloquently captures its own internal logic.5/5(5).

In one of these, ``Ben Marcus, The''akin to the book written by sameis defined as ``a fitful chart in darkness,'' suggesting a latterday map for survival; and ``Rhetoric'' is defined as ``The art of making truth less believable''thus defining the method of Marcus's book with its mastered legacies from Swift, Beckett, and Barthelme.

In The Age of Wire and String, hailed by Robert Coover as “the most audacious literary debut in decades,” 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.

The Age of Wire and String Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus.

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Argument --Sleep: Intercourse with resuscitated wife --Snoring, accidental speech --Sky destroys dog --Air trance 16 --The death of water --God: Bird to the north, act of wind --Died --G-D --Landing on floating island of the Gods --Ethics of.

Ben Marcus is the author of three books of fiction: The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, and The Flame Alphabet, and he is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories.

His stories have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Granta, Electric Literature, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and by: 3. From the publisher: 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.

The Age of Wire and String is a sort of metafictional parallel universe reconnecting elements of mass culture, personal experience, philosophy, law, and culture in obscure and mysterious ways.

Over 40 snippets are categorized into sections on sleep, God, food, the house, animals, weather, persons, and : Marcus, Ben.

In The Age of Wire and String, hailed by Robert Coover as "the most audacious literary debut in decades," 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.

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 : The Age of Wire and String Summary Jason Marcusappears in Food, Weather, Persons Jason Marcus, also called Jase, is the author's brother.

This fact emerges only gradually and obliquely through the course of the book. 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.

The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus is a contained work of ramblings for someone who is clearly trying to be smarter then the room by listlessly spouting out page after page of nonsensical nothingness/5(13).

In The Age of Wire and String, hailed by Robert Coover as "the most audacious literary debut in decades," Ben Marcus welds together a new reality from the scrapheap of the past.

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In these 41 fictions (most are only a page or two), Marcus guides us through the postmodern wreckage of our homes and social customs. Get this from a library. The age of wire and string: stories. [Ben Marcus] -- A collection of stories cataloging our culture.

In Automobile, Watchdog, one reads: "The anterior, orfront surface of the auto is covered with the samemembrane that lines the horse-drawn carriage.

The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus. The first illustrated edition. This is a handbook for surviving a strange new world, both like and unlike our own, one in which language has undergone a surreal revolution and words can no longer be trusted.

In The Age of Wire and String, hailed by Robert Coover as “the most audacious literary debut in decades,” Ben Marcus welds together a new reality from the scrapheap of thebirds, 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."My first book, 'The Age of Wire and String,' came " - Ben Marcus quotes from "My first book, 'The Age of Wire and String,' came out inand it was hardly reviewed at all.".In "The Age of Wire and String," hailed by Robert Coover as "the most audacious literary debut in decades," 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 .