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Degenerative Prose: Writing Beyond Category

Co-edited with postmodern virtuoso Ronald Sukenick, Mark Amerika’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of mainstream culture, Degenerative Prose tears down the reign of genre and dares the reader to use these previously unpublished narrative strategies to deconstruct all the digital hype permeating the sonic landscape.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 Cruz, Bob’s Media Ecology, Terry Southern, Rikki Ducornet, and Steve Katz.

You can purchase the book here.

“In all of my sixty years, I have never seen such a cruel, heart-breaking bunch of intellectual hound dogs.” — Elvis Presley

“This book will whip your mind into shape! I had a self-inflicted chain-reaction!” — The Marquis de Sade

“Energy, matter, context, oblivion. I fell in love.” — Albert Einstein

“Inspirational!” – Vince Lombardi

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