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Blood and Guts in High School Paperback – 16 Oct 2017

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 1 edition (31 August 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780241302514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241302514
  • ASIN: 024130251X
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 1 x 12.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 59 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Acker is a postmodern Colette with echoes of Cleland's Fanny Hill (William S. Burroughs)

A coming-of-age story which examines incest and paedophilia with a profoundly Sadist literary bent ... can be credited with moving mainstream literature into indie territory. (A Stevens Guardian)

Acker's work, more than that of any other writer I can think of, challenged the traditional lines of demarcation between poetry and novel, between high culture and popular trash and, perhaps most important of all, between literature and art world. (London Review of Books Peter Wollen)

[Kathy Acker is] part rebel bohemian avant-gardiste, part NYC downtown punk, and part venerable literary grande dame (Michael Bracewell)

Twenty years after her death and I still miss her (Neil Gaiman)

Acker gives her work the power to mirror the reader's soul (William S. Burroughs)

Acker understands that writing without myth is nothing (Chris Kraus)

Kathy Acker's writing is virtuoso, maddening, crazy, so sexy, so painful, and beaten out of a wild heart that nothing can tame. Acker is a landmark writer (Jeanette Winterson)

Scarified sensibility,subversive intellect, and predatory wit make her a writer like no other (The New York Times Review of Books)

An avatar of nomadic urban modern primitive tribes... her novels perform postmodern campfire grill voodoo... She was a magician (R.U. Sirius)

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The book that shocked a generation and introduced Kathy Acker as the enfant terrible of the 1980s literary underground.

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