Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release. Kathy Acker.
Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release
Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release

Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release

ISBN: 0802100015
New York, NY: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. The first hardcover edition of a compilation of three novels by the late Kathy Acker, the provocative experimental author among whose influences was William S. Burroughs. Consisting of Kathy Goes to Haiti, originally published in 1978 in a limited small press edition; My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini, about the controversial, murdered Italian film director & first published in the UK in 1984; & Florida, a novella written in 1976 & published here for the first time in book form. Also included: An original glossy publicity photograph of the author by Kate Simon from Grove Press, announcing the publication date of January 25, 1988; & the original publisher's press release, a single folded sheet announcing the upcoming publication of this compilation, with description, blurbs, etc. issued by Grove Press. A very desirable Acker collectible, especially with this additional item. Book in very fine condition, all but mint with only very slight scratching & spotting to edges, tiny bump at lower right corner of front board, interior pristine & tight. Dust jacket in very fine condition with only very tiny chip-tear at upper right front corner, very minor creasing at other corners, top & bottom of spine. Photograph in very fine condition with only a few light scratches in white margins, one very light vertical line-crease along middle-left. Press Release in fine condition, with mild browning to edges of sheet, minor creases near corners & edges, folded in half & with two additional horizontal creases from when folded into quarters. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #1637]

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