After Kathy Acker

After Kathy Acker: A Biography

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 05/04/2018
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After Kathy Acker
One hot mess...
To try and pin down Kathy Acker is like trying to catch a shadow - the boundaries blur and everything moves as soon as some focus or clarity begins to appe... READ MORE
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Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon ... scholar, stripper, victim and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself. In this first, fully authorized biography, Kraus approaches Acker both as a writer, and as a member of the artistic communities from which she emerged. At once forensic and intimate, After Kathy Acker traces the extreme discipline and literary strategies Acker used to develop her work, and the contradictions she longed to embody. Using exhaustive archival research and ongoing conversations with mutual colleagues and friends, Kraus charts Acker's movement through some of the late 20th century's most significant artistic enterprises.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141986654
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 258g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm

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