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Pussy, King of the Pirates (Acker, Kathy) Paperback – December 5, 1996
Four girls on a trip to Paris suddenly find themselves in a high-stakes game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
following the exploits of girls seeking treasure, Pirate girls, and surreal avatars of writers like Antonin Artaud, "Pussy King of Pirates" goes farther than Acker has ever gone with the conventions of literature. ...the book is like a jazz riff, replayed and improvised at numerous times.
i cannot rave enough.
furthermore, "Pussy King of Pirates" has a soundtrack, that Acker recorded with the Mekons, which is also phenomenal.
This CD has a lot going for it, and is a roiling stew of Anne Bonney, Pirates of the Caribbean, Off Our Backs, modern women's spirituality and old-timey magical thinking.
Acker and the Mekons do an excellent job of finding different styles of music to fit with the different moods of the book. Acker's literature is reknowned for its avant-garde method of "plagiarism" (she blatantly steals from other authors and restructures their ideas to fit her own); this album is no different. Many songs sound like other songs--of various genres--that you might have heard before.
Songs on this album range from industrial to trance-esque electronica to disco to reggae-ish folk to post-modern sea shanty. Interspersed between every song is Acker's spoken word.
A must have for anyone who loves Acker's works.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kathy Acker has struck a new low for novels. This was singuatly the worst example of slaughtering trees needlessly. Read morePublished on May 6, 2004 by Peter LaPrade
Huh? I don't get it. Pirate girls are cool though. Maybe if I were a woman I could swallow this book whole then spit it back out, transform myself, die, turn into a rat and all... Read morePublished on April 13, 1999 by Kevin Lund (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In order to truly understand any construct or idea , one must commit a type of murder.To claim the title of Woman or American , it becomes necessary to deconstruct exactly what... Read morePublished on March 23, 1998