The Portrait of an Eye Three Novels

Kathy Acker (Author)


Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 310
Released: July 21, 2020
ISBN-13: 9780802157560

The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, Kathy Acker's debut and the first in this three-novel collection, began as an episodic handmade pamphlet that Acker mailed out to influential writers and artists whose addresses she managed to get her hands on. In the novel, Acker steps into the biography of a Mississippi murderess who falls in love with a famous lawyer, and mixes in fragments from porn, historical romance, pulp fictions, and The Story of O. Collect with her second novel, the dreamy exploration of desire I Dreamt I was a Nymphomaniac, and her third, The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec, Portrait of an Eye is a dive into the frenzy of sexual wanting, the search for identity, and the invention of a new literary language.


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