Bodies of Work: Essays

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Serpent's Tail, 1997 - Literary Collections - 175 pages
Kathy Acker's essays map a wide ranging cultural territory. From art and cinema, through politics, bodybuilding, science fiction and the city, they both reflect and challenge these times of radical change and puzzlement. Matching guts to theory, anger with compassion, Acker offers original views on the likes of Peter Greenaway, Samuel Delaney, Burroughs, de Sade, and Cronenberg's Crash. Collectively, these essays offer the reader a journey into strangeness, provocation and delight.

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Contents

Postmodernism
4
Realism for the Cause of Future Revolution
14
Concerning Richard Princes Spiritual America
53
Copyright

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Kathy Acker was one of the most original, subversive and influential writers of the late 20th century. Known variously, and notoriously, as a postmodernist, feminist, post-punk and plagiarist, her work - over a dozen novels and novellas - has inspired a generation of writers and artists. She died in 1997.

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