After Kathy Acker A Biography

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141986654
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 345
Weight: 262g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 21mm