Delirium (Cooper novel)

Delirium (Cooper novel)
Author(s) Douglas Cooper
Cover artist Joyce Tenneson
Country Canada
Genre(s) Philosophical novel
Publisher Hyperion
Publication date 1998
Media type Print
Pages 232
ISBN 0-7868-6341-2
OCLC Number 31045866
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 dc21
LC Classification PR9199.3.C6435D45
Preceded by Amnesia
Followed by Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help

Delirium (1998) is the second Izzy Darlow novel by Douglas Anthony Cooper. The narrative follows Izzy as a writer in New York, unspooling the tale of Ariel Price, a famous architect who vows to murder his biographer. Like the monstrous architectural projects in which Price specializes, the novel's structure increases in complexity as its scope expands.

The New York Times observed that Cooper "invents an underground city of the dead and the disenfranchised that suggests the night visions in The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon. The novel addresses the problems of narrative itself, and in particular a person's will to control his or her story, even after death. As with Amnesia, Delirium addresses the nature of horror, and of the impossible drive to redeem the broken human spirit.

Delirium is widely recognized as the first novel serialized on the World Wide Web. [1] It was published by Time Warner Electronic Publishing (TWEP), a pioneering effort to create online content.

Delirium gained a following among architecture students and academic theorists, and Cooper has been deeply involved in the architectural community as an artistic collaborator. [2]


External links

  • [1] Review clips of Douglas Anthony Cooper's Novels
  • Dysmedia - Cooper's Home Page

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