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New York City in 1979

Kathy Acker


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ISBN: 9780241338896
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One of fifty new books at 1.00 pound each, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry - all complete, standalone works, some never published in Penguin Modern Classics before.
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  • Paperback
    $7.18
ISBN: 9780241338896
ANNOTATION:
One of fifty new books at 1.00 pound each, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry - all complete, standalone works, some never published in Penguin Modern Classics before.

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One of fifty new books at 1.00 pound each, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry - all complete, standalone works, some never published in Penguin Modern Classics before.

Publisher Description

'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.

Author Biography

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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Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry.

Product Details

Author
Kathy Acker
Pages
64
Series
Penguin Modern
Year
2018
ISBN-10
0241338891
ISBN-13
9780241338896
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2018-02-22
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade