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Kathy Acker (1947–1997)

Autor/a de Blood and Guts in High School

55+ obres 4,417 Membres 60 Ressenyes 26 preferits

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Inclou aquests noms: Acker Kathi, Kathy Acker

Crèdit de la imatge: Courtesy of Serpent's Tail Press

Obres de Kathy Acker

Blood and Guts in High School (1978) 890 exemplars
Empire of the Senseless: A Novel (1988) 519 exemplars
Don Quixote : A Novel (1986) 396 exemplars
Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996) 365 exemplars
Great Expectations: A Novel (1983) 354 exemplars
In Memoriam to Identity (1990) 289 exemplars
My Mother: Demonology (1994) 234 exemplars
Portrait of an Eye: Three Novels (1992) 164 exemplars
Hannibal Lecter, My father (1991) 118 exemplars
New York City in 1979 (1981) 104 exemplars
Bodies of Work: Essays (1997) 92 exemplars
Pussycat Fever (1995) 51 exemplars
Kathy Goes to Haiti (1978) 39 exemplars
Eurydice in the Underworld (1997) 37 exemplars
Young Lust (1989) 15 exemplars
Kathy Acker (2022) 6 exemplars
The Portrait of an Eye (2020) 6 exemplars
Artspace Is/Artspace Was (2001) 6 exemplars
Spread Wide (2005) 5 exemplars
Spectacular Optical (1998) 3 exemplars
Implosion (1983) 2 exemplars
Florida (1978) 2 exemplars
Sang et Stupre au lycée (2021) 1 exemplars
Lisede Kan ve Cesaret (2012) 1 exemplars
De geboorte van de dichter (1984) 1 exemplars
Det meningsløses rige (1989) 1 exemplars
Redoing Childhood (1999) 1 exemplars
Top Stories #9 1 exemplars

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Blood and guts in high school is quite a little, disgusting novel, but still recognizable as outstanding. It irritates and shocks like the novels of William Burroughs.

Kathy Acker (1947 - 1997) is not exactly a new kid on the block, and while she did not belong to the Beat Generation, she was influenced by them. Her style is raucious, she writes about incest, drugs and free sexuality. Blood and guts in high school is an experimental novel that includes maps, pornographic drawings, a handwritten Persian dictionary, and irregular typography and layout.

Taken at face value, Blood and guts in high school (1984) is a novel about a girl's life at high school. Whether the novel is realistic or visionary, there are plenty of movies, books and music, such as Pink Floyd's 1979 rock opera The Wall, that depict the ugly inside of schools, and while Janey may not be the average high school kid, regretfully, there probably are kids like her, or worse. The fact that "bourgeois" readers may not like it, does not mean that Janey is a quite possible, not even very extraordinary student. Although fring, or unusual, her interests, obsessions and irritations (with teachers) is just the stuff of adolescence and life at high school. We just barely miss a white rat on her shoulder.

Although the mid-1980s are now nearly half a century behind us, no clear recognizable literary movement has been identified as typical for that period. Generally, much writing of that period is characterised as "postmodern", and so is the work of Kathy Acker.

Blood and guts in high school was banned in Germany.
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edwinbcn | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2024 |
I'm very into you. Correspondence 1995-1996 is a lousy book. The introduction relates how a reader for a publisher turned the manuscript down on the grounds that it is too personal. While this may not be true, that evaluation may have been a euphemistic statement for overall lack of quality.

Nonetheless, the author(s) have pushed on to publication. The book consists of the email correspondance between two postmodernist writers. It is hard to say (see) whether all emails are included, but as some are very short, it could well be.

It seems so far no one has dared to evaluate or comment on the relative value of email correspondence. Computer writing has made novel writing longer. Many of these emails seem to have been dashed off.

Although the authors claim that this was a love affair, they were literally worlds apart. The phrase included in the title: I am very into you does not seem very passionate. As for an exchange of ideas, it seems there is quite a lot of namesdropping, but no very clear acknowledgement that both writers have thoroughly read or understood these thinkers, although Acker seems the more thoughtful, while Wark (Mckenzie Wark) seems the more infatuated and less knoledgeable.

While reading, I have also thought whether this book could give clues to the origin or the rise of the Queer movement. The authors are clearly very versatile. So, even while the correspondence it itself seems of little value, it could be that it is of interest on a different plain, especially when read in a wider context.

This was my first book to read anything by Kathy Acker of whom I had previously not even heard, but it has sparked my interest.
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edwinbcn | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
Often disgusting, often desolate. I appreciate just how defiant of convention this book is. Defiance is perhaps its deepest, most pervasive quality—the fast curtness and defiance of the narration, contrasted with Janey’s hopeless straits, her captivity.
Just what is this book out to prove? What do we gain from having read it? A disfiguring, faithless vision of society, men and women. There is some reality in it, something chimes with recognition despite the crazed intensity and bleakness of the plot. We gain the edge of daring insight, is it, the edge of an insight that does not look away.
The pictorial sections are refreshing and creative. I am grateful for them.
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decadesearlier | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Aug 2, 2023 |
i lift, therefore i am.

the miracle is in the meaning ->
 
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stravinsky | Jul 21, 2023 |

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