blood and guts in high school by kathy acker pdf

Blood And Guts In High School By Kathy Acker Pdf

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It was written in the late s and copyrighted in It traveled a complex and circuitous route to publication, before being officially released in It remains Acker's most popular and best-selling book. The novel is also considered a metafictional text, which is aware of its status as a fictional piece. The novel explores but simultaneously deconstructs the American politics of the time it was written and intercontinental history tying into the novel's subject of human trafficking , while being interspersed with sections of sexually detailed drawings, dream maps, symbolism and non-linear writing. She has an incestuous sexual relationship with her father, whom she treats as "boyfriend, brother, sister, money, amusement, and father.

Don't have an account? The original manuscript of Blood and Guts in High School housed in the archive possesses a different materiality to the published version of the novel. The materiality of the text in its collage and typographic experimentation is situated in a counter position to the language and hegemonic discourses within which Janey, the voice of the text, is imprisoned. Illustration, experimental typography, non-referential language, and the use of the poetic, function in Blood and Guts in High School as sites of an alternate language that emerges through compositional form and experimental forms of iteration. Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

Blood and guts in high school

A masterpiece of surrealist fiction, steeped in controversy upon its first publication in , Blood and Guts in High School is the book that established Kathy Acker as the preeminent voice of post-punk feminism. With marking the 70th anniversary of her birth, as well as the 10th year since her death this transgressive work of philosophical, political, and sexual insight—with a new introduction by Chris Kraus—continues to become more relevant than ever before. Bereft, Janey travels to New York City, plunging into an underworld of gangs and prostitution. After escaping imprisonment, she flees to Tangiers where she meets Jean Genet, and they begin a torrid affair that will lead Janey to her demise. Fantastical, sensual, and fearlessly radical, this hallucinatory collage is both a comic and tragic portrait of erotic awakening.

Kathy Acker's Feminine Logic: Irigaray's 'Mimesis' at Work in 'Blood and Guts in High School'

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  1. Gaspar D.

    With "Blood and Guts in High School, " Kathy Acker, whose work has been labeled everthing from post-punk porn to post-punk feminism, has created a brilliantly.

    26.12.2020 at 01:13 Reply

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