My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist: A novel Mark Leyner


Published: March 28th 2012

Kindle Edition

160 pages


My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist: A novel  by  Mark Leyner

My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist: A novel by Mark Leyner
March 28th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: | 6.24 Mb

Mark Leyner is not, according to the latest reports, a fictional character created by DFW parodying the sort of 1990s hipster prose artist that writes books composed entirely of rhythmical free-association surrealism riddled with medical terminology. Apparently, this dude wearing the hilarious red-spotted tie on the cover and sporting shades on the inside pic, lowered so we might peer into the artist’s mesmeric eyes, is in fact a real person who wrote this real book.

Strange world. Leyner’s prose seems like an updated (now dated) Sukenick—using the same “techniques” of removing full stops and caps (for no reason I can discern) in stories, and hammering the reader with well-honed waves of language, rambunctious sexist antics, and heaps of hypermodern buzzing references (most of them medical—explains his later collaboration with Dr. Goldberg) in a series of stories with overly zany titles. Peruse any irritating “transgressive” ezine and we have Leyner’s legacy. However, for 150pp (with about 20pp for blank pages and headers), this collection offers a nice burst of energy, and a welcome vocab flex.

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