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Acker, Kathy 1948-1997

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Most widely held works by Kathy Acker
Empire of the senseless by Kathy Acker( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acker continues her post-modern explorations with a story set in a bleak world where the society we know is dying in its own ruins
Don Quixote : which was a dream by Kathy Acker( Book )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collageroman over een vrouwelijke Don Quichote
Great expectations by Kathy Acker( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using postmodern form, Kathy Acker's Great Expectations moves her narrator through time, gender, and identity as it examines our era's cherished beliefs about life and art
In memoriam to identity by Kathy Acker( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and guts in high school by Kathy Acker( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Janey lived in the locked room. Twice a day the Persian slave trader came in and taught her to be a whore. Otherwise there was nothing. One day she found a pencil stub and a scrap of paper in a forgotten corner of the room. She began to write down her life, starting with 'Parents stink.' Her father, who is also her boyfriend, has fallen in love with another woman and is about to leave her ... post-punk porn to post-punk feminism ... detailed eroticism with detailed politics and ... 'pop content'--a montage of conversation, description, conjecture, and moments snatched from history and literature"--Page 4 of cover
My mother : demonology by Kathy Acker( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acker's heroine, Laurie, is a woman helpless before the fury of her emotions. Love-obsessed, Laurie is plunged into a harrowing dilemma--sexuality and her feminism are the two poles that threaten to obliterate her inner poise, the false magic of her woman's identity
The artist in society : rights, roles, and responsibilities by Carol Becker( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A publication that boldly defends the vital role of the artist in society
Bodies of work : essays by Kathy Acker( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides coverage of various topics in cultural territory, which range from art and cinema, through politics, bodybuilding, science fiction and the city. This book offers the author's views on such subjects as Peter Greenaway, Samuel Delany, Burroughs, de Sade and Cronenberg's Crash
Essential Acker : the selected writings of Kathy Acker by Kathy Acker( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible variety of Acker's body of work has been distilled into a single volume that reads like a communiqué 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
Pussy, king of the pirates by Kathy Acker( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, in which two prostitutes--O and Ange--use their earnings to hire a band of women pirates to mount an expedition to find treasure. A tale of sex and sado-masochism with thoughts on the human condition. By the author of My Mother: Demonology
Portrait of an eye : three novels by Kathy Acker( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2020 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literal madness : three novels by Kathy Acker( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rip-off Red, girl detective and the burning bombing of America : the destruction of the U.S. by Kathy Acker( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recently discovered and never before published, these two short novels were written in the early 1970s, at the beginning of her career. Rip-off Red reads as a kind of Raymond Chandler for bad girls, as Kathy Acker's typical literary playfulness transforms the genre conventions of detective fiction into a book that is simultaneously a mystery and a personal, raunchy, and politically astute account of life in New York City. The Burning Bombing of America is a dystopian vision of the destruction of America, combining crypto-Socialist class critique with the visceral surreality of the Book of Revelation. Published together here, they reveal a young writer on a literary romp, imposing an original, sexy, and subversive worldview that is unmistakably Acker. They are a perfect introduction to Acker's oeuvre and essential for all Acker readers."--Jacket
Eurydice in the underworld by Kathy Acker( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seven cardinal virtues by Kathy Acker( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven deadly sins by Elbridge S Brooks( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven women writers take a new look a the oldest sins of them all. Includes writing from Kathy Acker , Leslie Dick , Zoe Fairbairns, Alison Fell, Sara Maitland, Agnes Owens and Michele Roberts
Algeria : a series of invocations because nothing else works by Kathy Acker( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and guts in high school : plus two by Kathy Acker( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents three works by Kathy Acker, renowned for works that combine graphic eroticism with detailed politics and what the author calls 'pop content' including expositions of anti-social values and attacks on religion, education, and government
New York City in 1979 by Kathy Acker( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of art, sex, blood, junkies and whores in New York's underground, from cult literary icon Kathy Acker
The adult life of Toulouse Lautrec by Kathy Acker( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Empire of the senseless
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Don Quixote : which was a dreamGreat expectationsIn memoriam to identityBlood and guts in high schoolMy mother : demonologyBodies of work : essaysEssential Acker : the selected writings of Kathy AckerPussy, king of the pirates
Alternative Names

controlled identityBlack Tarantula, 1948-1997

controlled identityFear, Clay, 1948-1997

Acher, Kathy

Acker, K.

Acker, Kathy, 1948-

Black Tarantula

Black Tarantula 1948-1997

Black Tarantulea

Black Tarantulea, 1948-1997

Fear, Clay

Fear, Clay 1948-1997

Karen Lehmann

Kathy Acker

Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet

Kathy Acker American writer

Kathy Acker Amerikaans dichteres (1947-1997)

Kathy Acker amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Kathy Acker Amerikar idazlea, eleberrigile eta poeta

Kathy Acker escritora estadounidense

Kathy Acker poète, romancière, essayiste et écrivaine américaine

Lehmann, Karen

Lehmann, Karen 1948-1997

Кэти Акер американская постмодернистская и феминистская писательница, драматург и эссеист

Леман К. 1947-1997

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קתי אקר סופרת, תסריטאית, משוררת ומסאית אמריקאית

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アッカー,キャシー

キャシー・アッカー

凯西·阿克 American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet

Languages
English (376)

German (12)

French (11)

Japanese (6)

Finnish (4)

Danish (3)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Turkish (1)

Czech (1)