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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Loosely related to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island, Pussy, King of the Pirates is a grrrl pirate story that journeys from the most famous whorehouse in Alexandria through an unidentified, crumbling city that may or may not be sometime in the future, to Brighton Town, England, and, finally, to a ship headed toward Pirate Island, where the stories converge and the vision ends. Ransacking world history, literature, and language itself to speak to the current zeitgeist, Pussy, King of the Pirates is the literary analogue to the wild girl energy that dominates our rock and roll culture in the 1990s. A daring and passionate litany of disparate narratives and voices, poetry and prose, words and images, Kathy Acker's newest novel is perhaps her most subversive to date. Her meditations on love, sex, death, and art have made her a writer like no one else working today.

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A retelling of Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island, Pussy, King of the Pirates is a dizzyingly imaginative foray through world history, literature, and language itself.

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lukas, May 6, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
"Literature is that which denounces and slashes apart the repressing machine at the level of the signified."-Kathy Acker Do you like pirate stories, but wish there was just a little more radical feminism, explicit sex and language (hope you like the c-word), lit. theory, references to high-brow lit (Antigone, Genet) and general po-mo punk mayhem? Then I really have no other book than this to recommend to you, the final novel of the polarizing, uncompromising Kathy Acker, who died of cancer in 1997. She also did an album of the same name with the Mekons.
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ISBN:
9780802134844
Author:
Acker, Kathy
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Experimental fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Acker, Kathy
Series Volume:
J
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 lb

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Product details 288 pages Grove Press - English 9780802134844 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Loosely related to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island, Pussy, King of the Pirates is a grrrl pirate story that journeys from the most famous whorehouse in Alexandria through an unidentified, crumbling city that may or may not be sometime in the future, to Brighton Town, England, and, finally, to a ship headed toward Pirate Island, where the stories converge and the vision ends. Ransacking world history, literature, and language itself to speak to the current zeitgeist, Pussy, King of the Pirates is the literary analogue to the wild girl energy that dominates our rock and roll culture in the 1990s. A daring and passionate litany of disparate narratives and voices, poetry and prose, words and images, Kathy Acker's newest novel is perhaps her most subversive to date. Her meditations on love, sex, death, and art have made her a writer like no one else working today.
"Synopsis" by ,
A retelling of Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island, Pussy, King of the Pirates is a dizzyingly imaginative foray through world history, literature, and language itself.
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