Kathy Acker Papers

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Kathy Acker Papers

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This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Kathy Acker papers 1972-1997 and undated

Collection #RL.00011 | 21.0 Linear Feet; 0.03 Gigabytes

The Kathy Acker papers are primarily comprised of drafts of her novels, short stories, and other miscellaneous writings, ranging from early works like The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula (1975) to her last novel Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996). Described as a cyberpunk author and performance artist, her novels question the strictures of female sexuality and the power of language.

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