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Essential Acker : the selected writings of Kathy Acker

Author: Kathy Acker; Amy Scholder; Dennis Cooper
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2002.
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The incredible variety of AckerUs body of work has been distilled into a single volume that reads like a communique from the front lines of late-20th century America. Acker was a literary pirate whose prodigious output drew promiscuously from popular culture, the classics of Western civilization, current events, and the raw material of her own life.
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Acker, Kathy, 1948-1997.
Essential Acker.
New York : Grove Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606914432
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Acker; Amy Scholder; Dennis Cooper
ISBN: 0802139213 9780802139214
OCLC Number: 49495028
Description: xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: From "Politics" (1968) --
from The burning bombing of America: The destruction of the U.S. (1972) --
from Rip-off red, girl detective (1973) --
from The childlike life of the black tarantula (1973) --
from I dreamt I was a nymphomaniac (1974) --
from The adult life of Toulouse Lautrec (1975) --
Florida (1976) --
from Kathy goes to Haiti (1978) --
from Blood and guts in high school (1978) --
"New York City in 1979" (1981) --
"Hello, I'm Erica Jong" (1982) --
from Great expectations (1982) --
Implosion (1983) --
from "Translations of the diaries of Laure the schoolgirl (1983) --
from "Algeria" (1984) --
from My death my life by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1984) --
from Don Quixote (1986) --
from "Lust" (1988) --
from Empire of the senseless (1988) --
from In memoriam to identity (1990) --
from "Low" (1990) --
from My mother: demonology (1993) --
from Pussy, king of the pirates (1996).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Amy Scholder and Dennis Cooper ; with an introduction by Jeanette Winterson.

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The incredible variety of AckerUs body of work has been distilled into a single volume that reads like a communique from the front lines of late-20th century America. Acker was a literary pirate whose prodigious output drew promiscuously from popular culture, the classics of Western civilization, current events, and the raw material of her own life.

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