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Degenerative Prose, Degenerative Prose, 1573660086, 1-57366-008-6, 978-1-57366-008-2, 9781573660082,

Degenerative Prose
Edited by Mark Amerika, Ronald Sukenick

Quality Paper
1995. 150 pp.
978-1-57366-008-2
Price:  $17.95 s

Degenerative Prose is outlaw writing with a terrorist heart. The missives published here represent an explosive mix of avant-pop fiction, e-mail viruses, anti-aesthetic manifestoes, dissident comix, aberrant essays, eloquent rants, mock interviews, and phony contributor notes. An interventionist attack on the banality of mainstream culture, Degenerative Prose tears down the reign of genre and dares the reader to use these previously unpublished narrative strategies to deconstruct all the digital hype permeating the sonic landscape. A witches' brew of cult-writing stirs within these pages, and includes characters with names like Ken Dorfberg, Norman Conquest, Eurudice, Ricardo Cortez Crus, Bob's Media Ecology, Terry Southern, Rikki Ducornet, and Steve Katz.

"In all my sixty years I have never seen such a cruel, heart-breaking bunch of intellectual hound dogs."

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