By Kathy Acker
Jamey lived within the locked room. two times an afternoon the Persian slave dealer got here in and taught her to be a whore. differently there has been not anything. as soon as day she chanced on a pencil stub and scrap of paper in a forgotten nook of the room. She started to write down her lifestyles, beginning with "Parents stink" (Her father, who's additionally her boyfriend, has fallen in love with one other lady and is set to depart her). With "Blood and Guts in highschool, " Kathy Acker, whose paintings has been categorized everthing from post-punk porn to post-punk feminism, has created a brilliantly subversive narrative equipped from dialog, description, conjecture, and moments snatched from heritage and literature.
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Twice a day the Persian slave trader came in and taught her to be a whore. Otherwise there was nothing. One day she found a pencil stub and scrap paper in a forgotten corner of the room. She began to write down her life . . A book report We all live in prison. Most of us don't know we live in prison. A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments, were assembled in front of a gaol. They were waiting for a woman named Hester Prynne to walk out of the gaol. All of them even the hippies hated Hester Prynne because she was a freak and because she couldn't be anything else and because she wouldn't be quiet and hide her freakiness like a bloody Kotex and because she was as wild and insane as they come.
This isn't romance. This isn't about you and me being in love. No. NO to you language no to anything but the money-work I'm forced to do I sit alone in this room how do you get a book to split open, the object the event no a big flaming NO and only because of NO do you understand Tommy and I are together. We pulled into the rock club about one o'clock. It looked like a war was happening. We had heard that this rock band called THE CONTORTIONS was gonna play in a redneck town in New Jersey and the white head singer thought he was James Brown.
He said. 'I will tell you the story of this rug. It is not an agreeable story. ' Tiny birds silver and white and pale blue clustered around bunches of grapes and the pale grey moon. ' Mr Linker had married a young upper-middle class Viennese girl and brought her to the United States. He bought a resort in the Catskills, his first resort, and she cooked, cleaned, scrubbed, vacuumed, kept the accounts, washed, nursed the hotel guests, and waited on her husband. 'Soon her eyes began to fail her.