Blood And Guts In High School, Plus Two by Kathy AckerThere is a young woman writing on the west coast who has received not attention at all. Her name is Kathy Acker. She is literally the wildest writer going... Her prose is direct, fast, sexy, hot, horny, furiously honest... Insofar as I can see, shes the dark horse in American Lit. Not for fame, but for influence. Originality. Sheer voice. Guts.
Now for the first time on either side of the Atlantic a major publishing house will be publishing Kathy Ackers most recent work.
Her novels have been described as everything from post-punk porn to post-punk feminism, first person narratives which combine detailed eroticism with detailed politics and what Acker calls pop content. Acker hasnt lacked controversy. She doesnt shy away from what is brutal, violent, and ugly. She describes sexual acts graphically, frequently and seldom in the approved feminine, Romantic manner. Her narrative is both poetic and powerful - a montage of conversation, description, conjecture, moments snatched from history and from literature. Short, episodic, outspoken and outrageous, Ackers eerie exposition of anti-social values, her attack on religion, education, and government, chart the emergence of a new culture.
BLOOD AND GUTS IN HIGH SCHOOL
Janey lived in the locker 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 scrap paper in a forgotten corner of the room. She began to write down her life...
Great Expectations begins when a young boy, Pip, learns he has come into great expectations. What these expectations actually are, or the change from the total disparity between Pips ideas of expectations and what is real to Pips learning to feel, is the narrative of this plagiarized Bildungsroman. This book is totally sensuous.
MY DEATH, MY LIFE BY PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
The renowned philosopher, poet, cinematographer, painter and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini solves the mystery of his own death.
~from the back cover
Blood and Guts in High School Plus Two by Acker Kathy
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It was written in the late s and copyrighted in It traveled a complex and circuitous route to publication, before being officially released in It remains Acker's most popular and best-selling book. The novel is also considered a metafictional text, which is aware of its status as a fictional piece. The novel explores but simultaneously deconstructs the American politics of the time it was written and intercontinental history tying into the novel's subject of human trafficking , while being interspersed with sections of sexually detailed drawings, dream maps, symbolism and non-linear writing. She has an incestuous sexual relationship with her father, whom she treats as "boyfriend, brother, sister, money, amusement, and father. Her father agrees to let her go and puts her into a school in New York City.
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