Picture of author.

Bernard Cooper

Autor(a) de The Bill from My Father: A Memoir

8+ Works 629 Membros 9 Reviews

About the Author

Bernard Cooper has taught at Antioch/Los Angeles and at the UCLA Writer's Program and is currently the art critic for Los Angeles Magazine

Includes the name: Bernard Cooper

Obras de Bernard Cooper

Maps to Anywhere (1990) 120 cópias
Truth Serum: Memoirs (1996) 103 cópias
Best American Gay Fiction #2 (1997) — Prefácio — 88 cópias
Guess Again: Short Stories (2000) 77 cópias
A Year of Rhymes (1993) 59 cópias

Associated Works

Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 399 cópias
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 322 cópias
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 290 cópias
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 222 cópias
In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction (1996) — Prefácio — 221 cópias
Men on Men 3: Best New Gay Fiction (1990) — Contribuinte — 204 cópias
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 156 cópias
Best American Gay Fiction 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
The Best American Essays 1988 (1988) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
His: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers (1995) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Man I Might Become: Gay Men Write about Their Fathers (2002) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Granta 145: Ghosts (2018) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



I wasn't sure at first whether I would stick with this memoir, as the tale of an irascible, shouting, aged father struck a little too close to home ["each of them implied that my father was irascible while at the same time commending in him a certain charm they had a hard time putting their fingers on". But I'm glad I did. Well written and containing humor as well as pathos, there are some remarkable turns of phrase and descriptions, such as this one in which he has driven up to a curb where his father sits, seeming not to recognize him. "With the windows rolled up, the world surged by with barely a sound. He seemed to be sealed inside the sunlight just as surely as I was sealed inside my car. I was afraid to roll down the window, afraid he wouldn't respond to my voice, wouldn't react if I called him Father. Stranded in the gap between silence and speech, I could almost feel my own name loosen and peel away, leaving me raw and anonymous." Highly recommended.
… (mais)
AnaraGuard | outras 3 resenhas | Nov 1, 2020 |
This book is not exactly what I expected. From the title, I expected the bill to appear a lot sooner in the book -- it wasn't mentioned until page 175 or so. Instead, the first 3/4 of the book focuses on the contentious relationship the author has with his father. I'm not sure if I liked the book or not.
Stembie3 | outras 3 resenhas | Jun 14, 2015 |
I read this for a class and found Cooper's poetic style to be really inspiring to me. This probably, mostly, because it seems a lot like my own, although more honed; the way he deals with subjects, de familiarizing them, is something I would like to incorporate into my own voice.
swampygirl | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 9, 2013 |
This is a book of short pieces of different types. Many of them are prose poems not totally unlike the Charles Baudelaire book I’m leisurely making my way through. I didn’t love a lot of these. I thought the stories where he talks about his family were much better, still having his interesting style, but with more feeling and seeming more solid, where some of the other pieces seemed sort of forced and self consciously "artsy".
bongo_x | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 6, 2013 |


You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
½ 3.7

Tabelas & Gráficos