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Kathy Acker: reading session

“Intense sexual desire is the greatest thing in the world”

At this reading group we will collectively read Kathy Acker’s short story New York City in 1979, “a tale of art, sex, blood, junkies and whores in New York’s underground.” Janey, Acker’s narrator in several of her novels, prowls the city looking for sex and embarks on an anti-capitalist and romantic journey with Baudelaire, prostitutes and the city at its centre. We will discuss Acker’s writing strategies and how Acker’s literary language and themes speak to some issues feminism faces today.

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We can provide copies of the text but if you prefer to have the book (Penguin Modern Classics, €2,50) please mention it in your email if you would like to receive one. ♀♀♀ NB: It is only possible to order the book until the 16th of May. It is of course still possible to sign up for the reading group afterwards.

19:30 - 22:00