Urban Gothic: The Complete Stories
Author: Bruce Benderson
Publisher: Itna Press
New from the publisher
For more than five decades, with relentless candor, biting wit, and striking imagery, Bruce Benderson's fiction has celebrated the warped beauty of our megalopolises, including their clashes between the classes and their subcultures of sex and drugs. Oppressed but flamboyant, the voices of his subterranean worlds have become just too intense to be ignored.
Now, for the first time, all his short texts, including 21 never before published, appear together in the same volume. This is the complete and definitive Bruce Benderson reader.
Benderson's most well-known book, The Romanian: Story of an Obsession, was awarded the prestigious Prix de Flore in its French edition. Other publications include the essay collection Sex and Isolation, the short story collection Pretending to Say No, and the novels Pacific Agony and User.