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Portrait of an Eye: Three Novels: The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula/I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac: Imagining/The Adult Life of Tou

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Beginning with The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula in 1973, Kathy Acker set out on a brilliant journey exploring the boundaries of modern fiction that has since made her one of the most celebrated novelists of her generation.

From the start, Kathy Acker created a brash and sexy female voice as shocking as the worlds she invokes. In Childlike Life she steps into the biography of a Mississippi murderess who falls in love with a famous lawyer. In I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac she takes a man capable of deceiving both sexes as her lover in a dreamy odyssey through the labyrinth of her desires. In The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec is a woman starved for love and sex.

All of Acker's obsessions — the frenzy of sexual desire, the search for identity, the invention of a new literary language — are present here with a savage purity and raw energy matched only rarely in her later works.

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The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula by the Black Tarantula; I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac; The Adult Life of Toulouse-Lautrec by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

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The childlike life of the black tarantula — I dreamt I was a nymphomaniac — The adult life of Toulouse Lautrec.

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ISBN:
9780802135438
Author:
Acker, Kathy
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women -- Psychology -- Fiction.
Subject:
Women -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Acker, Kathy
Series Volume:
AR-3
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13 lb

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Portrait of an Eye: Three Novels: The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula/I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac: Imagining/The Adult Life of Tou New Trade Paper
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Product details 320 pages Grove Press - English 9780802135438 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Beginning with The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula in 1973, Kathy Acker set out on a brilliant journey exploring the boundaries of modern fiction that has since made her one of the most celebrated novelists of her generation.

From the start, Kathy Acker created a brash and sexy female voice as shocking as the worlds she invokes. In Childlike Life she steps into the biography of a Mississippi murderess who falls in love with a famous lawyer. In I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac she takes a man capable of deceiving both sexes as her lover in a dreamy odyssey through the labyrinth of her desires. In The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec is a woman starved for love and sex.

All of Acker's obsessions — the frenzy of sexual desire, the search for identity, the invention of a new literary language — are present here with a savage purity and raw energy matched only rarely in her later works.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula by the Black Tarantula; I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac; The Adult Life of Toulouse-Lautrec by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
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