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New York City in 1979 By Kathy Acker

New York City in 1979

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New York City in 1979 by Kathy Acker

'INTENSE SEXUAL DESIRE IS THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD'

A tale of art, sex, blood, junkies and whores in New York's underground, from cult literary icon Kathy Acker

Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

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About Kathy Acker


Kathy Acker was born in 1948 and was raised in New York. In her twenties she broke ties with her family and worked as a stripper, while writing and publishing with the underground literary scene. She burst into the mainstream with Blood and Guts in High School, which caused a sensation upon publication in 1987 - the book was banned in several countries. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, she abandoned Western medicine after a traumatic experience of surgery to treat the cancer, which was unsuccessful. She died in an alternative treatment centre in Tijuana, Mexico in 1997.

Her major novels include Blood and Guts in High School, Great Expectations, Don Quixote and Pussy, King of the Pirates. A collection of her emails with McKenzie Wark was published in 2015, titled I'm Very into You.

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GOR009024735
New York City in 1979 by Kathy Acker
Kathy Acker
Penguin Modern
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2018-02-22
64
0241338891
9780241338896
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