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By Chris Kraus

ISBN-10: 0141986654

ISBN-13: 9780141986654

ISBN-10: 024131805X

ISBN-13: 9780241318058

Rich woman, road punk, misplaced woman and icon ... student, stripper, sufferer and media-whore: The overdue Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created commonly by way of Acker herself. The media typhoon that surrounded Kathy Acker's books was once unparalleled: her books have been banned in numerous nations and condemned by way of the mainstream media, yet finally the debate, and a focus, pale away.

Twenty years after her premature demise elderly simply 50, Acker's legend has pale, making her writing extra legible.

In this primary, totally approved biography, Kraus ways Acker either as a author, and as a member of the inventive groups from which she emerged. without delay forensic and intimate, After Kathy Acker lines the intense self-discipline and literary innovations Acker used to improve her paintings, and the contradictions she longed to embrace. utilizing exhaustive archival study and ongoing conversations with mutual colleagues and associates, Kraus charts Acker's stream via many of the overdue 20th century's most vital inventive enterprises.

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