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Great Expectations

Penguin Modern Classics

by Kathy Acker

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'New York City is very peaceful and quiet, and the pale grey mists are slowly rising, to show me the world'

Pip switches identities, sexes and centuries in this punk, fairytale reimagining of Charles Dickens's original Great Expectations. Both familiar and unfamiliar, our orphaned narrator is transplanted to New York City in the 1980s; becoming, by turns, a sailor, a pirate, a rebel and an outlaw, through adventures incorporating desire, creativity, porn, sadism and art. This ribald explosion of literature, sex and violence shows the literary anarchist Kathy Acker at her most brilliant and brave.

'Acker's most accomplished experimental work' The Village Voice

'A postmodern Colette with echoes of Cleland's Fanny Hill' William S. Burroughs

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
2018
Series:
Penguin Modern Classics

Format

  • OverDrive Read 1.8 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1.8 MB

Kathy Acker (Author)

Kathy Acker was born in 1948 and was raised in New York. In her twenties she broke ties with her family and worked as a stripper, while writing and publishing with the underground literary scene. She burst into the mainstream with Blood and Guts i...

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