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Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker
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did not like it
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I 1st heard about Acker thru my friend Charlie Brohawn in the 1970s. He was always a good source of info & he was excited about Acker because he'd heard that she made plagiarism a literary philosophy. When I finally got around to reading this bk many yrs later, I hated it. To make matters worse, it was published by Grove Press - one of my favorites. My recommendation? Don't waste yr time w/ this. Read the people that she rips off instead - esp Jean Genet. She's just a parasite. Then again, that's pretty harsh. Maybe someday I'll read something else by her & revise my opinion.
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January 8, 2008 – Shelved
January 27, 2008 – Shelved as: literature

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