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The politics of Kathy Acker (2019)

revolution and the avant-garde

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Abstract

This study brings the radicalism of Acker's politics back to life. Moving beyond conventional accounts of her postmodernism, it explores her work as a continuation of the historical avant-garde and examines how she took moments and movements from modern history, including Russian nihilism, Spanish anarchism and the global revolts of the 1960s, to create her own political agenda. In doing so, it presents Acker in a new light: a revolutionary voice in an age when such voices are sorely needed.

Languages

English

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

ISBN

9781474424653

Pages

viii, 278

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