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  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141986654
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $28.00

After Kathy Acker

A Biography




The first authorized biography of the avant-garde punk writer Kathy Acker, a legend in her own time, by the author of the bestselling I Love Dick

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.

  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141986654
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $28.00

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