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Pussycat Fever

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
"If one day, a bad girl named Dante met a mean dyke called Hieronymous Bosch, this is the book they'd make."—Jenny Livingstone, director, Paris Burning.
"Scarified sensibility, subversive intellect, and predatory wit make her a writer like no other" —The New York Times Book Review
Kathy Acker holds a unique place among American novelists, as a writer who constantly pushes at
Paperback, 76 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by AK Press (first published July 1st 1995)
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Jan magdalene
Jul 11, 2015 Jan magdalene rated it liked it
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abridged pieces of other acker put together into a story that is better than most other things she wrote... the illustrations suck though, and are reused throughout in a really cheap looking way. like one drawing is shown in whole. then on another page a piece of that drawing is cut out, than on another a piece of the same drawing is zoomed in or cropped. it's abhorrent and makes the whole book look lazy.
Mar 05, 2014 Morgan rated it it was ok
I think I need to read more of her work, but at the moment I really don't think I "get" Kathy Acker.
Phillip Goodman
Let me just say, straight off the bat, this is a snap shot of a larger work, and thats not something i'd usually go for, abridged in my book is a four letter word, and a particularly nasty one at that, but pussycat fever justifies it through brilliant illustrations, collage art, design and even typesetting, something that the publishing world has largely forgotten about. Uncanny, dark and surreal in form and content, brilliantly twisted, the only thing that could be better than this is if the wh ...more
Mar 18, 2015 Tori rated it really liked it
Kathy Acker is a literally genius.
Aug 16, 2009 Guy rated it it was ok
Licht provocerende roman met illustraties (van Diane DiMassa en Freddie Baer) van de koningin van de postmoderne transgressieve literatuur. Een avontuur over seks en verlangen, lesbianisme en masturbatie, high school-meisjes en hun Freudiaanse avonturen. Een onsamenhangende combinatie van pulp, psychiatrie en postmoderne pret. Dan liever Fritz The Cat. (*1/2)
Feb 25, 2008 Nern rated it liked it
Wow. I don't really know what to say about this one yet. I think I have to read it at least three more times before I can make a relevant comment. That didn't mean I didn't like it. You know how dreams follow half logic, like you feel it makes sense until after you wake up and really think about it? That's how I felt after reading some of the pages in Pussycat Fever.
Mar 05, 2008 Lucie rated it liked it
This was positively the weirdest book I'd accidentaly opened at work... It was quite amusing though but it very much reminded me of something I've read before... for the love of God can't remember what though. If Richard Brautigan wrote half pornography, this would be the result.
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Born of German-Jewish stock, Kathy Acker was brought up by her mother and stepfather (her natural father left her mother before Kathy was born) in a prosperous district of NY. At 18, she left home and worked as a stripper. Her involvement in the sex industry helped to make her a hit on the NY art scene, and she was photographed by the newly fashionable Robert Mapplethorpe. Preferring to be known s ...more
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