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In the s, before the term “postmodernism” was popular, Acker began writing her books.

Their emails are fascinating and ghoulish”. It’s not a bad acekr to have. This is the second or third, I forget now abortive reading of a melding of aborted texts which opens with the narrator’s abortion.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Not just because it talks a lot about gender politics, and nuclear dis armament and ownership of women, Last year I took a course in experimental fiction, and this book was one the syllabus. Trivia About Don Quixote. May 05, Bradley rated it quixotf it Recommends it for: InNew York University staged Discipline and Anarchya retrospective exhibition of her works, [27] while in London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts screened an evening of films kwthy by Acker.


In April Acker was diagnosed with breast cancer and she elected to have a double mastectomy. Every Inch a Woman: Published init is one of her most extreme explorations ktahy sexuality and violence.

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Retrieved January 12, Account Options Sign in. On the other hand, reason is the court of judgment of calculation, the instrument of domination, and the means for the greatest exploitation of nature. Sometimes the clowning pays off.

But I didn’t enjoy it quite that much. And it involves those politicians and their spouses while they are fucking each other, while Death incarnate acts like a creepy fucking peeping Tom watching them doing it. Retrieved September 27, Acker’s writing is spiky, prickly, and so are her ideas about sex, about gender, about power, ackre literature. There is a tedious precis of Visconti’s “The Leopard,” which is supposed to function–Acker is often our instructress–as a romantic distraction from memory and pain.

Don Quixote, which was a dream

Literal Madness Kathy Acker. Aug 09, Sarah rated it really liked it. May 29, Masha rated it really liked it. Acker wrote the script for the film Variety. The Guardian original publisher, posted on Outward from Nothingness.

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German Expressionism of the s is a natural for fiction that proceeds in a cartoonish way against the background of name-brand plenty and our supposedly disposable culture. Nov 20, Chris added it.


Don Quixote by Kathy Acker

Awhile ago, I started to watch a lot of episodes of Penn and Teller’s “Bullshit! Apr 27, Peter rated it it was amazing. In the diningroom, nailheads glisten from the rough floor, lines of pine and shadow run across qujxote ceiling; the chairs are phantom; the light leaks out a gray light; the cockroaches buzzing seem about to hurt. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Have read some other Acker books and enjoyed them much more.

It’s difficult to sympathize with the main character if this is the case. Her last novel, Pussy, King of the Pirateswas published in Punk poet Kathy Acker’s Don Quixote is no easy read, and I do feel that she started losing me as the philosophical parables that make up most of the book piled up. It makes you think rather than tries to convince you to believe something–which always turns out to be a scam in the end: It might be her problem but it’s not everyone’s problem.

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