Books

Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Great Expectations

by Kathy Acker

“Acker’s most accomplished experimental work… As she says in Great Expectations, ‘A narrative is an emotional moving.’ It should be, but she’s one of the few people writing today who manage to blend that kind of warmth, gutsiness, and skill.” –Sally O’Driscoll, The Village Voice

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 136
  • Publication Date September 01, 1989
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3155-3
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $16.00

About The Book

Kathy Acker lustily ransacks world literature as her narrator switches identities, sexes, and centuries in a brilliant excavation of our most cherished assumptions about life and art.

Praise

“Acker’s most accomplished experimental work… As she says in Great Expectations, ‘A narrative is an emotional moving.’ It should be, but she’s one of the few people writing today who manage to blend that kind of warmth, gutsiness, and skill.” –Sally O’Driscoll, The Village Voice

“Acker’s most ambitious, most exciting and masterful novel to date… The novel is as revolutionary in form as it is in content.” –Steve Abbot, Poetry Flash

“The novel’s remarkable investment of hackneyed originals makes a prose of shimmering precision. words, ideas, and the concepts that engender them come together in a singularly echoing tour de force of one woman’s life, like they say, in the many places where imagination has heretofore proposed it to be.” –Robert Creeley

“This is an inquiry into the possibilities of life for a ‘passionate’ woman… Great Expectations in its boisterousness and strong language and sense of the injustice-of-it-all is closely related to Henry Miller.” –Carolyn See, Los Angeles Times