Robert Coover

Robert Coover, T.B. Stowell Professor Emeritus in Literary Arts

Office Location: Room 308, 68 1/2 Brown St.
Phone: (401) 863-1152
Robert_Coover@Brown.edu

 

Robert Coover’s most recent books are The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors’ Cut, Stepmother, and A Child Again. He is the recipient of the William Faulkner, Brandeis University, American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment of the Arts, Rea Lifetime Short Story, Rhode Island Governor’s Arts, Pell, and Clifton Fadiman Awards, as well as Rockefeller, Guggenheim, Lannan Foundation, and DAAD fellowships. Among other courses, he teaches experimental narrative and literary hypermedia workshops, including “Cave Writing,” a spatial hypertext writing workshop in immersive virtual reality.

Books:

The Origin of the Brunists, Putnam, New York, 1966.   Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York.  The Universal Baseball Association, J. Henry Waugh, Prop., Random House, NY, 1968.  Current paperback edition: New American Library, New York.Pricksongs & Descants (short fictions), E.P.Dutton, New York, 1969. Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York.A Theological Position(plays), E.P.Dutton, New York, 1972.  The Public Burning, Viking, New York, 1977. Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York. Introduction: William Gass.  A Political Fable (The Cat in the Hat for President), Viking, New York, 1980.Spanking the Maid, Grove Press, New York, 1982.  Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York.Gerald’s Party, Simon & Schuster (Linden Press), New York, 1986.  Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York.  A Night at the Movies (short fictions), Simon & Schuster (Linden), New York, 1987.  Current paperback edition: Dalkey Archive, Normal IL.  Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears?, Simon & Schuster (Linden), New York, 1987.  Pinocchio in Venice, Simon & Schuster (Linden), New York, 1991. Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York.  John’s Wife, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996. Current paperback edition: Scribner, New York.Briar Rose, Grove-Atlantic, New York, 1997. Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York. Ghost Town, Henry Holt, New York, 1998. Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York.  The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors’ Cut, Grove-Atlantic, New York, 2002. . Current paperback edition: Grove-Atlantic, New York.  Stepmother, McSweeney’s Books, San Francisco, 2004.  A Child Again (short fictions), McSweeney’s Books, San Francisco, 2005.  His most recent work, The Brunist Day of Wrath, was released in April, 2014.