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. another way there has been not anything. as soon as day she came across 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 girl and is ready to go away her). With "Blood and Guts in highschool, " Kathy Acker, whose paintings has been classified everthing from post-punk porn to post-punk feminism, has created a brilliantly subversive narrative equipped from dialog, description, conjecture, and moments snatched from background and literature.
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In the beginning, on the desert island, the world was totally beautiful. Today in my room in New York City the world is horrible and disgusting. What the hell happened? I don't want to be a slave, I don't want to be a whore, I don't want to be lonely and without love for the rest of my long life. I've got to find out how I got so fucked up. Hester and her husband are sitting, after the torture, in her prison cell. Her husband has come inside to make her well again. He's a doctor. ' Hester is crazy.
3 The Bear tries a second time to get into the House The bear's difficulties made the house even more wonderful to the bear. He decided he'd force his way into the house with all his strength. Sun was now pouring down, in through tiny closed kitchen windows, and flooding the kitchen. In this light the monster was frying four eggs in a huge black frying pan. Golden pieces of buckwheatand-rye toast popped out of an old iron toaster, hit the ceiling, bounced on to the blue-tiled floor, then on to two Dutch china plates sitting on the round red table.
They're scared of the dangerous streets, the alleyways, and they're paid to be scared. There are no out-front local crime coalitions because the crime bosses don't consider themselves part of the neighbourhood. These gangsters who run the city have taken a building, no one knows which building it is, in the northern part of the slum. They have torn out its centre, and behind the rat-infested plaster walls that look like the walls of the Chinese laundries, behind closed pet stores, antique furniture stores, tenements, within steel walls, within standard CIA protection systems, built a palace.