Kathy Acker

Kathy Acker

Manhattan, New York City, New York
Kathy Acker
Manhattan, New York City, New York
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Kathy Acker (née Karen Lehmann; April 18, 1947 – November 30, 1997) was an American experimental novelist, punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist and sex-positive feminist writer. She was strongly influenced by the Black Mountain School, William S. Burroughs, David Antin, French critical theory, philosophy and pornography.

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01 July 2016
“If you ask me what I want, Ill tell you. I want everything.”
01 July 2016
“Dreams are manifestations of identities.”
01 July 2016
“Death is another bar which lies several steps below the normal world. Im at its threshold, but not yet in it. Its doorway is doorless.”
01 July 2016
“Im no longer a child and I still want to be, to live with the pirates. Because I want to live forever in wonder. The difference between me as a child and me as an adult is this and only this: when I was a child, I longed to travel into, to live in wonder. Now, I know, as much as I can know anything, that to travel into wonder is to be wonder. So it matters little whether I travel by plane, by rowboat, or by book. Or, by dream. I do not see, for there is no I to see. That is what the pirates know. There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate.”
01 July 2016
“There are times when the law jeopardizes those who obey it.”

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