Dennis Cooper Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Bahr, David. “Hannibal Lecture.” Advocate (9 May 2000): 88-9.

Provides discussion of Cooper's disturbing thematic preoccupations and literary style, relates Cooper's comments on his work, including his decision to turn to new subjects after the publication of Period.

Boddy, Kasia. “Boyzone Love.” Guardian, (9 May 1998): 10.

A brief, generally favorable assessment of Guide.

Ebershoff, David. “Bad Moon Rising.” Los Angeles Times Book Review (7 July 2002): 3.

A positive review of My Loose Thread.

Harris, Michael. Review of Wrong, by Dennis Cooper. Los Angeles Times Book Review (8 March 1992): 6.

A brief, tempered assessment of Wrong in which Harris commends Cooper's audacity but questions his range of subject matter.

Innes, Charlotte. “Emerging from the Scary Shadows of Human Behavior.” Los Angeles Times (9 October 1994): E13.

Provides an overview of Cooper's life, fiction, and critical reception, along with the author's comments.

Reynolds, Susan Salter. Review of Period, by Dennis Cooper. Los Angeles Times Book Review (5 March 2000): 11.

Offers brief comment on the plot and shocking content of Period.

Santella, Andrew. Review of Period, by Dennis Cooper. New York Times Book Review (9 April 2000): 23.

Provides a brief summary of Period.

Shattuck, Kathryn. “How Nightmarish Childhood Events Became a 5-Book Series, Now Finished.” New York Times (2 March 2000): E9.

Offers discussion of Cooper's life, formative experiences, and literary career.

Taylor, Nick. “Creepy Uncle Psychotic.” Independent (22 March 1998): 32-3.

Provides an overview of Cooper's literary career and thematic concerns, along with Cooper's comments on his work, upon the publication of Guide.

Viegener, Matias. Review of Jerk, by Dennis Cooper. Artforum International 31, no. 10 (summer 1993): 102.

Offers a positive assessment of Jerk.

Wilson, Charles. Review of My Loose Thread, by Dennis Cooper. New York Times Book Review (11 August 2002): 7.

Offers a brief summary and mixed evaluation of My Loose Thread.

Additional coverage of Cooper's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 133; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 72, 86; Gay and Lesbian Literature, ed. 1; Literature Resource Center; and St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost, and Gothic Writers.