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  • Acker is a postmodern Colette with echoes of Cleland's Fanny Hill

    William S. Burroughs
  • A coming-of-age story which examines incest and paedophilia with a profoundly Sadist literary bent ... can be credited with moving mainstream literature into indie territory.

    A Stevens, Guardian
  • Acker's work, more than that of any other writer I can think of, challenged the traditional lines of demarcation between poetry and novel, between high culture and popular trash and, perhaps most important of all, between literature and art world.

    London Review of Books, Peter Wollen
  • [Kathy Acker is] part rebel bohemian avant-gardiste, part NYC downtown punk, and part venerable literary grande dame

    Michael Bracewell
  • Twenty years after her death and I still miss her

    Neil Gaiman
  • Acker gives her work the power to mirror the reader's soul

    William S. Burroughs
  • Acker understands that writing without myth is nothing

    Chris Kraus
  • Kathy Acker's writing is virtuoso, maddening, crazy, so sexy, so painful, and beaten out of a wild heart that nothing can tame. Acker is a landmark writer

    Jeanette Winterson
  • Scarified sensibility,subversive intellect, and predatory wit make her a writer like no other

    The New York Times Review of Books
  • An avatar of nomadic urban modern primitive tribes... her novels perform postmodern campfire grill voodoo... She was a magician

    R.U. Sirius

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