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Blood And Guts In High School
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|December 1, 2017

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A masterpiece of surrealist fiction, steeped in controversy upon its first publication in 1984, Blood and Guts in High School is the book that established Kathy Acker as the preeminent voice of post-punk feminism. With 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of her…
My Mother: Demonology: A Novel
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|September 25, 1994

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Based loosely on the relationship between Colette Peignot and Georges Bataille, My Mother: Demonology is the powerful story of a woman's struggle with the contradictory impulses for love and solitude. At the dawn of her adult life, Laure becomes involved in a…
I'm Very Into You: Correspondence 1995-1996
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|February 27, 2015

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The tempestuous email correspondence between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, shimmering with insight, gossip, sex, and cultural commentary. "Why am I telling you all this? Partly 'cause the whole queerness/identity thing for me stretches through everything,…
After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography
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|August 14, 2018

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The first authorized biography of postmodernism's literary hero, Kathy Acker. Acker's life was a fable; and to describe the confusion and love and conflicting agendas behind these memorials would be to sketch an apocryphal allegory of an artistic life in the…
My Dream Date (rape) With Kathy Acker
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In this new collection of fictions-a handful of small tales and two novellas-Michael Hemmingson retains his notorious status as the subversive prince of the avant-pop; or, as stated in The American Book Review, " one of the reckless youths of a quick and…
Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing
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|January 17, 2011

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In much the same way that photography forced painting to move in new directions, the advent of the World Wide Web, with its proliferation of easily transferable and manipulated text, forces us to think about writing, creativity, and the materiality of language in…
Great Expectations (reissue)
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|March 29, 2019

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Kathy Acker's practice of literary appropriation and pastiche made her notorious - as a rebel and a groundbreaker - when Great Expectations was first published in 1982. Here, she begins rewriting Charles Dickens's classic - splicing it with passages from Pierre…
Blood and Guts in High School: A Novel
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|January 21, 1994

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Kathy Acker was a high-wire writer. She took risks. She experimented for the sake of it. She made mistakes. She fell. She never wanted a modest success, and so her books, all of them, swing from passages of topflight bravura, where you think, How did she do…
Pussy King Of The Pirates (reissue): 25th Anniversary Edition
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The Portrait Of An Eye
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|July 31, 2020

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Scarified sensibility, subversive intellect, and predatory wit make her a writer like no other I know." - New York Times Book Review A subversive triptych of novels from legendary punk author, Kathy Acker, reissued with a new introduction from Kate Zambreno,…
Kathy Acker: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations
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|March 1, 2019

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Kathy Acker was a punk-rock counter-cultural icon, and innovator of the literary underground. The interviews collected here span her amazing, uncompromising, and often misunderstood 30-year career. From Acker's earliest interviews--filled with playful, evasive,…
Empire Of The Senseless
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|May 25, 2018

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Originally published in 1988, Empire of the Senseless marked a turning point in Acker's wild, inimitable style. Considered one of her more accessible works, here Acker candidly addresses her lifelong obsessions: childhood and trauma, language and sexuality,…
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