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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

My Mother: Demonology

by Kathy Acker

“What makes this book powerful is the archetypal punch behind each image, a punch that comes from an unknown assailant dressed in red wearing brass knuckles. Only Acker delivers it that way.” The Los Angeles Times

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 288
  • Publication Date September 09, 1994
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3403-5
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $13.50

About The Book

Kathy Acker holds a unique place among American novelists as a writer who consistently pushes at the frontiers of modern fiction, with each new work advancing further into unchartered territory. Based loosely on the relationship between Colette Peignot and Georges Bataille, My Mother: Demonology tells the powerful story of a woman struggling with the contradictory impulses for both love and solitude.

Praise

‘scarified sensibility, subversive intellect, and predatory wit make her a writer like no other I know.” The New York Times Book Review

“What makes this book powerful is the archetypal punch behind each image, a punch that comes from an unknown assailant dressed in red wearing brass knuckles. Only Acker delivers it that way.” The Los Angeles Times

“Visceral, unflinching, wildly experimental” Acker’s formidable talented hand gives cacophonous materials compelling poetic rhythm and balance.” Library Journal

“Acker’s is a female voice that goes beyond feminism, artistic freedom turned into a free lifestyle.” The Village Voice