Item #6630 Literal Madness: Kathy Goes to Haiti, My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Florida. Kathy Acker.
Literal Madness: Kathy Goes to Haiti, My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Florida

Literal Madness: Kathy Goes to Haiti, My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Florida. Three Novels by Kathy Acker

New York: Grove Press, 1988. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's yellow cloth over gray paper-covered boards, spine stamped in gray, original illustrated dust jacket.

"Your past comes back and hooks you. Your insane search for affection because your mother didn't want you, disliked you, and she wouldn't tell you who your father was. You kept looking for someone to turn to. You kept looking for a home. Your need gathers. Passion collects. You're in it now baby...passions, just as they are…" (from Kathy Goes to Haiti). First omnibus edition of these three novels by influential postmodernist writer and performance artist Kathy Acker. Comprised of Kathy Goes to Haiti, a travelogue that follows the journey of 29-year old Kathy as she encounters an endless stream of men who want to be her guide, protector, and lover while vacationing in Haiti, originally published in 1978 in a limited small press edition; My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini, first published in the UK in 1984, which follows the late filmmaker as he solves his own murder; and Florida, a 14-page spooky satire of John Huston's Key Largo written in 1976 and published for the first time in this volume. Dust jacket illustration and design by George Corsillo; author photo tpo rear panel by writer and portrait photographer Kate Simon. First printing, with complete number row to copyright page. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #6630

$45.00

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