Great Expectations. Kathy Acker.

Great Expectations

New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1983. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps, spine and upper wrap lettered in red and gold.

"I have no idea how to begin to forgive someone much less my mother. I have no idea where to begin: repression's impossible because it's stupid and I'm a materialist": first edition of experimental writer Acker's breakthrough novel, a shape-shifting exploration of sex, gender and identity that employs literary appropriation and pastiche, yet remains strikingly original. Published simultaneously in a hardcover edition and as an Evergreen paperback, as here (E-863). Cover illustration by English artist and activist Sue Coe. Light edgewear. Near fine. Item #191


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