Pussy, King of the Pirates by Kathy Acker

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A loose reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island, Acker's radical interpretation is a masterfully directed, wild trek through real and imagined history, from the most famous whorehouse in Alexandria through an unidentified, crumbling city that may or may not be sometime in the future. "Acker pushes language to the tension point, explodes and reclaims it".-- Boston Sunday Herald.
 

About Kathy Acker

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Acker was a pioneer of postmodern fiction
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Grove Pr. 276 pages
Genres: Erotica, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Acker (My Mother: Demonology, 1993, etc.) continues her dizzying experiments in fiction--her dream narratives with their loose structure and shifting pronouns--and again punctuates her prose with the same tired insights on sex, class, and politics.

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Once again displaying her penchant-and talent-for scavenging extant texts, Acker (My Mother: Demonology) exploits Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island and Pauline Reage's The Story of O, among oth

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