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Recently discovered and never before published, these two short novels were written in the early 1970s, at the beginning of Acker's writing career. Published together here, they reveal a young writer on a literary romp, imposing an original, sexy, and subversive world view that is unmistakably Acker.

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Recently discovered and never before published, these two short novels were written in the early 1970s, at the beginning of Kathy Acker's writing career. Rip-off Red reads as a kind of Raymond Chandler for bad girls, as Acker's typical literary playfulness transforms the genre conventions of detective fiction into a book that is simultaneously a mystery and a personal, raunchy, and politically astute account of life in New York City. The Burning Bombing of America is a dystopian vision of the destruction of America, combining crypto-Socialist class critique with the visceral surreality of the Book of Revelation. Published together here, they reveal a young writer on a literary romp, imposing an original, sexy, and subversive worldview that is unmistakably Acker. They are a perfect introduction to Acker's oeuvre and essential for all Acker readers. "Kathy Acker's trancelike writing style peels away the layers of reality." — San Francisco Chronicle "America's most beloved transgressive novelist." — Spin "Acker is a postmodern Colette with echoes of Cleland's Fanny Hill." — William S. Burroughs

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802139207
Author:
Acker, Kathy
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Experimental fiction
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
FICTION / Literary
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Acker, Kathy
Series Volume:
MCH089 2002
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 8.5 lb

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Recently discovered and never before published, these two short novels were written in the early 1970s, at the beginning of Kathy Acker's writing career. Rip-off Red reads as a kind of Raymond Chandler for bad girls, as Acker's typical literary playfulness transforms the genre conventions of detective fiction into a book that is simultaneously a mystery and a personal, raunchy, and politically astute account of life in New York City. The Burning Bombing of America is a dystopian vision of the destruction of America, combining crypto-Socialist class critique with the visceral surreality of the Book of Revelation. Published together here, they reveal a young writer on a literary romp, imposing an original, sexy, and subversive worldview that is unmistakably Acker. They are a perfect introduction to Acker's oeuvre and essential for all Acker readers. "Kathy Acker's trancelike writing style peels away the layers of reality." — San Francisco Chronicle "America's most beloved transgressive novelist." — Spin "Acker is a postmodern Colette with echoes of Cleland's Fanny Hill." — William S. Burroughs
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