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Smothered in Hugs Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries

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ISBN-10: 0061715611

ISBN-13: 9780061715617

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dennis Cooper

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Selected from the range of Cooper's essays and reportage in Artforum, Bookforum, Detour, Interview, LA Weekly, Spin, and the Village Voice, among other publications, Smothered in Hugs presents the best nonfiction of one of America's greatest writers. Cooper has written on grave social issues, producing touchstone pieces for a generation of readers. His obituaries for Kurt Cobain, River Phoenix, and William S. Burroughs offer portraits that are both crystallizing and appropriately indefinite. His reckonings of contemporary writers are astute and unsparing. And, of course, he serves as witness to the work and play of an illustrious roster of cultural personalities-and does so with an acuity…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638

Preface
Homocore Rules
Placebomania: The World Wrestling Federation
The Keanu Reeves Interview
No Mo' Pomo
The Queer King: Derek Jarman
Burden of Urban Dreams: Gary Indiana's Gone Tomorrow
Beauty and Sadness: R.I.P. River Phoenix
Love Conquers All: Courtney Love
Grain of the Voice: R.I.P. Kurt Cobain
Purplish Prose: The Violet Quill Reader
Larry Clark's Perfect Childhood
Too Cool for School
Real Personal: Bob Mould
Phoner: The Sonic Youth Liner Notes
Junkie See, Junkie Do
Minor Magic: Quentin Tarantino
AIDS: Words from the Front
The Ballad of Nan Goldin
Hipper Than Thou: Ryu Murakami
Flanagan's Wake: R.I.P. Bob Flanagan
King of the Jumble: Stephen Malkmus
Inside the High: Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy
Ice Nine: The Many Lives of Experimental Fiction
Rebel Just Because: The Leonardo DiCaprio Interview
Letter Bomb: How Gordon Lish Became �Gordon Lish�
Why Does Herr R Run Amok?; Rainer Werner Fassbinder
A Raver Runs Through It (cowritten with Joel Westendorf)
Drug Fiction
Openings: Six Young Artists
King Junk: R.I.P. William Burroughs
Bale Bonds: The Christian Bale Interview (cowritten with Joel Westendorf)
Spooky House
The Anti-Leo: The Brad Renfro Interview
Nick Drake: The Biography
Odd Man Out: David Wojnarowicz
More Than Zero: Mary Harron's American Psycho
First Communion: Robert Bresson
Mystery Man: Denis Johnson's Name of the World
Flailing Vision: Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark
A Conversation with William T. Vollmann
Like a Virgin: Henry Darger in the Realms of the Unreal
Fuck the Canon: A Conversation with Clive Barker
We're Desperate: The Punk Photography of Jim Jocoy
Naked Youth: Bill Henson
Back in No Time: The Brion Gysin Reader
'80s Then: Mike Kelley Talks to Dennis Cooper
The John Waters Interview
Loony Tunes: Ondi Timoner's DiG!
Acknowledgments