What is Degenerative Prose?
Degenerative Prose is 150 pages of outlaw writing with a terrorist heart.
Packaged as a special 10th anniversary double-issue of Black Ice magazine,
the missives published here represent an explosive mix of avant-pop
fiction, e-mail viruses, anti-aesthetic manifestos, 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use these previously unpublished narrative strategies to deconstruct all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 witch's brew of
cult-writing stirs within these pages, and includes characters with names
like R.U. Sirius, Mark Amerika, Derek Pell, Eurudice, Ron Sukenick, Ricardo
Cortez Cruz, Bob's Media Ecology, Terry Southern, Rikki Ducornet, and Steve
Here's what people have been saying about Degenerative Prose:
"In all of my sixty years, I have never seen such a cruel, heart-breaking
bunch of intellectual hound dogs." -- Elvis Presley
About the editors:
"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
Mark Amerika is the author of two cult-classics, The Kafka Chronicles and Sexual Blood. He is the founder of Alternative-X, an on-line publishing network located on the Internet at http://www.altx.com.
Ron Sukenick is one of the acknowledged Postmodern masters and is author of many books including Doggy Bag, 98.6 and Blown Away.
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