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New York City in 1979 : Penguin Modern - Kathy Acker

New York City in 1979

Penguin Modern

Paperback Published: 26th February 2018
ISBN: 9780241338896
Number Of Pages: 64

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Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry.

'This writing is all fake (copied from other writing) So you should just go away and not read any of it'

A tale of art, sex, blood, junkies and whores in New York's underground, from cult literary icon Kathy Acker.

About the Author

Kathy Acker was born in 1948 and was raised in New York. In her twenties she broke ties with her family and worked as a stripper, while writing and publishing with the underground literary scene. She burst into the mainstream with Blood and Guts in High School, which caused a sensation upon publication in 1987 - the book was banned in several countries. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, she abandoned Western medicine after a traumatic experience of surgery to treat the cancer, which was unsuccessful. She died in an alternative treatment centre in Tijuana, Mexico in 1997.

Her major novels include Blood and Guts in High School, Great Expectations, Don Quixote and Pussy, King of the Pirates. A collection of her emails with McKenzie Wark was published in 2015, titled I'm Very into You.

ISBN: 9780241338896
ISBN-10: 0241338891
Series: Penguin Modern
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 26th February 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 11.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.04
Edition Number: 1

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