The Resource After Kathy Acker : a literary biography, Chris Kraus

After Kathy Acker : a literary biography, Chris Kraus

Label
After Kathy Acker : a literary biography
Title
After Kathy Acker
Title remainder
a literary biography
Statement of responsibility
Chris Kraus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon...scholar, stripper, victim, and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself. Twenty years after her death, Acker's legend has faded, making her writing more legible. In this first, fully authorized, biography, Chris Kraus approaches Acker both as a writer and as a member of the artistic communities from which she emerged. At once forensic and intimate, After Kathy Acker traces the extreme discipline and literary strategies Acker used to develop her work, and the contradictions she longed to embody. Using exhaustive archival research and ongoing conversations with mutual colleagues and friends, Kraus charts Acker's movement through some of the late twentieth century's most significant artistic enterprises. Beginning in her mid-teens, Acker lived her ideal of the Great Writer as Cultural Hero, and as Kraus argues, she may well have been the only female writer to succeed in assuming this role. She died of untreated cancer at an alternative clinic in Tijuana when she was fifty years old, but the real pathos of Acker's life may have been in the fact that by then she'd already outlived her ideal"--Amazon.com
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kraus, Chris
Dewey number
  • 818/.5403
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Semiotexte active agents series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acker, Kathy
  • Acker, Kathy
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
Label
After Kathy Acker : a literary biography, Chris Kraus
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn978286354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781635900064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978286354
Label
After Kathy Acker : a literary biography, Chris Kraus
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn978286354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781635900064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)978286354

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