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Century of Clouds
Bruce Boone; Bruce Boone, afterword; Rob Halpern, pref.

2009 • 120 pp. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2"
Fiction & Literature

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-9822645-2-2

This edition restores to print a central text of the New Narrative movement, founded in San Francisco by Boone and Robert Gluck in response to the stagnation of contemporary experimental poetry of the late 1970s. Wishing to bring the vigor and energy of the gay rights and feminist movements, Bruce Boone’s writing of the late 1970s is as fresh, funny, witty, and self-reflexive as it was thirty years ago. First published in 1980, Century of Clouds, based on Boone’s experiences at the summer meeting of Marxism and Theory Group in St. Cloud, Minnesota, takes up issues of sexuality, political and theoretical identity, religion, and friendship in the characteristically rich and varied writing of the New Narrative movement.

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“Bruce Boone has the perfect cadence of a real writer, part awe, part critique. He can see.”—Peter Gizzi

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BRUCE BOONE is the author of Century of Clouds, My Walk with Bob, The Truth about Ted, and LaFontaine (in collaboration with Robert Glück). He has translated works by Georges Bataille, Pascale Quignard, and Jean-Francois Lyotard. He lives in San Francisco. ROB HALPERN'S books include Disaster Suites and Rumored Place.

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