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Essential Acker The Selected Writings of Kathy Acker

ISBN-10: 0802139213

ISBN-13: 9780802139214

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kathy Acker, Amy Scholder, Dennis Cooper, Jeanette Winterson, Kathy Acker

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Kathy Acker was a novelist, essayist and performance artist whose books include Blood and Guts in High School, The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, Empire of the Senseless, In Memoriam to Identity, Don Quixote, My Mother: Demonology, and her last novel, Pussy King of the Pirates. Born and raised on New York's Upper East Side, she died of breast cancer in Tijuana, Mexico, in 1997.

Zadie Smith is a novelist, essayist and short story writer. As of 2012, she has published four novels, White Teeth (2000), The Autograph Man (2002), On Beauty (2005), and NW (2012), all of which have received critical praise. In 2003, she was included on Granta's list of 20 best young authors and Smith won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006. Her novel White Teeth was included in Time magazines TIME 100 Best English-language. Smith joined NYU's Creative Writing Program as a tenured professor in 2010. Smith attended Hampstead Comprehensive School, and King's College, Cambridge University where she studied English literature.Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 and graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is a semi-autobiographical account of her life as a child preacher (she wrote and gave sermons by the time she was eight years old). The book was the winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction and was made into an award-winning TV movie. The Passion won the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize for best writer under thirty-five, and Sexing the Cherry won the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award.

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from "Politics" (1968)
from The Burning Bombing of America: The Destruction of the U.S. (1972)
from Rip-off Red, Girl Detective (1973)
from The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula (1973)
from I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac (1974)
from The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec (1975)
Florida (1976)
from Kathy Goes to Haiti (1978)
from Blood and Guts in High School (1978)
"New York City in 1979" (1981)
"Hello, I'm Erica Jong" (1982)
from Great Expectations (1982)
Implosion (1983)
from "Translations of the Diaries of Laure the Schoolgirl" (1983)
from "Algeria" (1984)
from My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1984)
from Don Quixote (1986)
from "Lust" (1988)
from Empire of the Senseless (1988)
from In Memoriam to Identity (1990)
from "Low" (1990)
from My Mother: Demonology (1993)
from Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996)