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By Chris Kraus

Rich lady, highway punk, misplaced woman and icon ... pupil, stripper, sufferer and media-whore: The overdue Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created commonly by way of Acker herself. The media typhoon that surrounded Kathy Acker's books was once unheard of: her books have been banned in numerous nations and condemned by means of the mainstream media, yet ultimately the talk, and a focus, pale away.

Twenty years after her premature dying elderly simply 50, Acker's legend has pale, making her writing extra legible.

In this primary, absolutely licensed biography, Kraus ways Acker either as a author, and as a member of the inventive groups from which she emerged. straight away forensic and intimate, After Kathy Acker strains the intense self-discipline and literary innovations Acker used to boost her paintings, and the contradictions she longed to include. utilizing exhaustive archival study and ongoing conversations with mutual colleagues and neighbors, Kraus charts Acker's flow via a number of the overdue 20th century's most important creative enterprises.

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