I'm Very Into You: Correspondence 1995-1996

February 27, 2015|
I'm Very Into You: Correspondence 1995-1996 by Kathy Acker
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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, absolutely everything. Slipping between straight/gay is child''s play compared to slipping between writer/teacher/influence-peddler whatever. I forget who I am. You reminded me of who I prefer to be." [M.W.]

"It''s two in the morning... I know what you mean about slipping roles: I love it, going high low, power helpless even captive, male female, all over the place, space totally together and brain-sharp, if it wasn''t for play I''d be bored stiff and I think boredom is the emotion I find most unbearable... " [KA]
-from I''m Very into You

After Kathy Acker met McKenzie Wark on a trip to Australia in 1995, they had a brief fling and immediately began a heated two-week email correspondence. Their emails shimmer with insight, gossip, sex, and cultural commentary. They write in a frenzy, several times a day; their emails cross somewhere over the International Date Line, and themselves become a site of analysis. What results is an index of how two brilliant and idiosyncratic writers might go about a courtship across 7,500 miles of airspace-by pulling in Alfred Hitchcock, stuffed animals, Georges Bataille, Elvis Presley, phenomenology, Marxism, The X-files, psychoanalysis, and the I Ching.

Their corresepondence is a Plato''s Symposium for the twenty-first century, but written for queers, transsexuals, nerds, and book geeks. I''m Very Into You is a text of incipience, a text of beginnings, and a set of notes on the short, shared passage of two iconic individuals of our time.

Kathy Acker was a novelist, essayist and performance artist whose books include Blood and Guts in High School, The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, Empire of the Senseless, In Memoriam to Identity, Don Quixote, My Mother: Demonology, and her last novel, Pussy King of the Pirates. Born and raised on New York''s Upper East Side, ...
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Title:I'm Very Into You: Correspondence 1995-1996
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:152 pages, 8.03 X 5.44 X 0.47 in
Shipping dimensions:152 pages, 8.03 X 5.44 X 0.47 in
Published:February 27, 2015
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781584351641

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