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Guide to the Dennis Cooper Papers
ca. 1970-2002

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Collection processed by Camilla Fojas (1997-1998); 2002 Accretion processed by Brandon Stosuy, 2002. Media Material updated by Luke Martin and Brent Phillips, 2008.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 17, 2017

 Updated by Megan O'Shea to reflect items rehoused in the summer of 2017 Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate correspondence from 2012 accretion (accession number 2012.085).  , November 2017 , November 2017

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Title: Dennis Cooper Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1970-2002
Abstract: The Dennis Cooper Papers cover his career from approximately 1970 to 2002 and include correspondence and manuscripts of many notable literary and cultural figures, scrapbooks, manuscripts, collaborative projects, journals, journalism, reviews, business/production files for each book project, posters, videocassettes, and tapes. Dennis Cooper's creative output includes poetry, journalism and fiction that at times explores 'extreme subjects.' In the late 1970's, Cooper became involved with the nascent punk scene and began Little Caesar Magazine, and later, Little Caesar Press. He is the author of novels such as: Closer (1989) and Frisk (1992), has contributed to the Village Voice,  Spin,  The Advocate and  L.A. Weekly, and co-curated an exhibit with Richard Hawkins entitled "Against Nature: A Group Show of Work by Homosexual Men." Presently, Cooper lives in Los Angeles.
Quantity: 20 Linear Feet in 25 boxes.
Call Phrase: MSS.085