Being Kathy Acker meant having tattoos, piercings, a motorbike and muscles long before they became a common language. It meant smashing taboos, reading out rape fantasies, dressing in Westwood and Valentino. Sleeping with women, sleeping with men. This was a hardcore performance of cool, and yet sometimes she was so lost. She choose a series of relationships that tormented her, but this was.
Kathy Acker was born in New York in 1947 (though many obituaries incorrectly state her year of birth as 1944), to Donald and Clare Lehman. Three months into the unplanned pregnancy, Acker’s father abandoned the family, igniting the subsequently tumultuous relationship between Acker and her mother, as Clare always blamed her daughter for Donald’s leaving. Though her mother quickly remarried.
Born of German-Jewish stock, Kathy Acker was brought up by her mother and stepfather (her natural father left her mother before Kathy was born) in a prosperous district of NY. At 18, she left home and worked as a stripper. Her involvement in the sex industry helped to make her a hit on the NY art scene, and she was photographed by the newly fashionable Robert Mapplethorpe. Preferring to be.
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, and counter-intuitive responses--to the last interview before her death where she reflects on the state of American literature, these.
Buy Essential Acker: The Selected Writings of Kathy Acker (Acker, Kathy) 1 by Acker, Kathy, Scholder, Amy, Cooper, Dennis, Winterson, Jeanette (ISBN: 9780802139214) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.Learn More
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Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper (2002). “Essential Acker: The Selected Writings of Kathy Acker”, p.265, Grove Press 17 Copy quote. Even a woman who has the soul of a pirate, at least pirate morals, even a woman who prefer loneliness to the bickerings and constraints of heterosexual marriage, even such a woman who is a freak in our society needs a home. The only characteristic freaks share is.Learn More
Kathy Acker's body of work is one of the most significant collections of experimental writing in English. InKathy Acker: Writing the Impossible, Georgina Colby explores Acker's compositional processes and intricate experimental practices, from early poetic exercises written in the 1970s to her final writings in 1997. Through original archival research, Colby traces the stages in Acker's.Learn More
Acker’s work is a lens through which to interrogate the legacies and failings of late-20th-century Western avant-gardism. I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker seeks to illuminate the complexities within Acker’s written, spoken and performed work, as she moved between exposing and inhabiting the dynamics of power. I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker.Learn More
Kathy Acker was born in 1948 and was raised in New York. In her twenties she broke ties with her family and worked as a stripper, while writing and publishing with the underground literary scene. She burst into the mainstream with Blood and Guts in High School, which caused a sensation upon publication in 1987 - the book was banned in several countries. After being diagnosed with breast cancer.Learn More
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 late twentieth century. It is girls from which stories begin, she wrote in her last notebook. And like other lives, but unlike most.Learn More
While researching this life of Kathy Acker, the pirate queen of transgressive 1980s literature and superstar of downtown New York’s post-punk scene, Chris Kraus contacted Bob Acker, the man to whom.Learn More
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, she died of breast cancer in Tijuana, Mexico, in 1997.Learn More
Kathy Acker, American novelist whose writing style and subject matter reflect the so-called punk sensibility that emerged in the 1970s. Acker studied classics at Brandeis University and the University of California, San Diego. Her early employment ranged from clerical work to performing in.Learn More
Kathy Acker sifts through multitudinous identities and tries on different voices as she recycles Charles Dickens and avoids the shadow of William Burroughs. Kathy Acker’s Great Expectations cannibalises Charles Dickens’s classic novel with experimental abandon. It’s a bold act of literary reappropriation that does away with most of the markers from the original text while nevertheless.Learn More
It has literally been published “after” Kathy Acker, since the appropriation artist par excellence died from complications of cancer at the age of 53, in 1997. In the intervening two decades, Chris Kraus has been afforded the distance necessary to eulogise her accordingly. Which is to say truthfully, although truth is a slippery thing with this particular subject.Learn More