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kathy acker - in memoriam to identity

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for the second time
first book of acker i had ever read
rewrites the story of Rimbaud, plagiarized passages from baudelaire, a blend of tortuous sex, motorcycle gangs, revolt and pleasure
she tries to (re)create myth, and explore their making
from intellectual challenge to pure fun, funny and shocking