The Portrait Of An Eye

July 31, 2020|
The Portrait Of An Eye by Kathy Acker
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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

The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, Kathy Acker''s debut and the first in this three-novel collection, began as an episodic handmade pamphlet that Acker mailed out to influential writers and artists whose addresses she managed to get her hands on. In the novel, Acker steps into the biography of a Mississippi murderess who falls in love with a famous lawyer, and mixes in fragments from porn, historical romance, pulp fictions, andThe Story of O. Collect with her second novel, the dreamy exploration of desireI Dreamt I was a Nymphomaniac, and her third,The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec,Portrait of an Eye is dive into the frenzy of sexual wanting, the search for identity, and the invention of a new literary language.

Now with an introduction by Kate Zambreno contextualizing the resurrection of these three early Acker novels, this new edition ofPortrait of an Eye reminds us of all there is still to learn from Kathy Acker, a writer and artist whose work "remains radical and uncanny, entirely inimitable, a smash and grab on the history of literature" (Guardian).

Kathy Acker was an influential postmodernist writer and performance artist whose many books includeBlood and Guts in High School;Don Quixote; Literal Madness;Empire of the Senseless;In Memoriam to Identity;My Mother: Demonology;Pussy, King of the Pirates;Portrait of an Eye; andRip-Off Red, Girl Detective.
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Title:The Portrait Of An Eye
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:8.24 X 6.26 X 0.93 in
Shipping dimensions:8.24 X 6.26 X 0.93 in
Published:July 31, 2020
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780802157560

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