Kathy Acker
Don Quixote (which was a dream)
February 08, 2019 Comments.. 898
Don Quixote which was a dream Kathy Acker s Don Quixote is an indomitable woman on a formidable quest to become a knight and defeat the evil enchanters of modern America by pursuing the most insane idea that any woman can think of

  • Title: Don Quixote (which was a dream)
  • Author: Kathy Acker
  • ISBN: 9780802131928
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kathy Acker s Don Quixote is an indomitable woman on a formidable quest to become a knight and defeat the evil enchanters of modern America by pursuing the most insane idea that any woman can think of Which is to love In this visionary world, Don Quixote journeys through American history to the final dys of the Nixon administration, passing on the way through a New YoKathy Acker s Don Quixote is an indomitable woman on a formidable quest to become a knight and defeat the evil enchanters of modern America by pursuing the most insane idea that any woman can think of Which is to love In this visionary world, Don Quixote journeys through American history to the final dys of the Nixon administration, passing on the way through a New York reminiscent of prerevolutionary St Petersburg and a brutally defamiliarized contemporary London Here transvestites who might play a t being Nazis and beautiful she males enact the rituals of courtly love Presiding overt this late twentieth century Levithian is Thomas Hobbes the Angel of Death.

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    1. Melanie says:

      I'd been curious about Kathy Acker; I knew of her work by reputation only, but she once did an interview with Alasdair Gray that I found interesting and insightful, so I guess I was already favorably predisposed. And thus, when I was having dinner at a friend's house and saw some of Acker's books on her husband's shelves--her husband being the more po-mo half of the couple--I called in a favor ("How many of my Julian Barnes books do you have in your possession right now?") and borrowed them. Wel [...]

    2. Celil says:

      Don Kihote'nin kürtaja gittiği bir kitaptı!? Kathy Acker'in işleri, Beat kuşağının bir uzantısı gibi görülse de, ben bu hikâye özelinde geçen yıl okuduğum bazı şeylere benzettim. Mesela hemen aynı dönemde Almanya, İtalya dolaylarında geçen Ulli Lust'ın bir Özgür Kız hikâyesi "Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life" vardı. Ulli Lust'ın röportajlarında, ben pek Kathy Acker sevgisinden bahsettiğini işitmesem de, kendisine bayağı bir öykündüğünü dü [...]

    3. Griffin Alexander says:

      'The carcass of wood comically perched on cement paws I call "home". The style of its hair is corrugated iron that exists in the sun like skins being dried. In the diningroom, nailheads glisten from the rough floor, lines of pine and shadow run across a ceiling; the chairs are phantom; the light leaks out a gray light; the cockroaches buzzing seem about to hurt. . . 'This's vision because it's what I see.' ADDENDUM: to be read in concurrence with Borges' story "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixo [...]

    4. Sean A. says:

      rambling, ambling free-form cut-up collage-esque narrative that somewhat revolves around a post modern female knight. the grail-quest theme never seemed adequately enough addressed to me, however i really enjoyed the jagged poetry of 'don quixote', how gloriously nothing made sense and the surreal format itself.

    5. Red says:

      This book is great, but between this and Judith Butler, I should probably just read a block of plutonium and get a more genuinely dense reading experience.

    6. Julie Wallace says:

      I can understand how this book may be off putting to certain individuals. However, I found the entire novel entrancing. I dare not say more. This is a book I found so much fun reading even if it has some themes that are realistically dark. I know this may be a novel that was written for a generation that was not my own, but It still impacted me and I am overjoyed that I have been exposed to Kathy Acker. I will seek her out in the future.

    7. Flow Pouet says:

      Un livre puissant !

    8. Nancy Wilson says:

      Not sure what I just read fantstical descriptions in hopeless negativity. Sureal, felt a little lost and was glad it was over.

    9. Jane Gregg says:

      The easiest of Acker's works to understand. You won't enjoy it, per se, but you will (or should) get it at least. Think Burroughs.

    10. Ryan says:

      Last year I took a course in experimental fiction, and this book was one the syllabus. I bought the book off of as soon as I could, but unfortunately, because so few people in the class could acquire it, we ended up not reading the book for the class. Instead we read "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel, which now that I've read "Don Quixote", I'm thankful happened. This is a political novel. Not just because it talks a lot about gender politics, and nuclear (dis)armament and ownership of women, but be [...]

    11. Rebekka says:

      I did not like this book as much as Great Expectations but I did like it more than Blood and Guts in High School. I am not going to write anything more because I am not smart enough to say anything revolutionary or insightful.Four stars. This book felt very dense to me. Maybe I would have liked it more if I had gone to college.

    12. Tessa says:

      I used to shelve books in my college library and one afternoon I stumbled upon this book. At the time I was extremely bored with fiction as a whole and had little interest in reading it. The jacket description sounded interesting so I decided to start reading. I didn't stop. It was amazing. It made me rethink what fiction could be and changed my life in a major way.

    13. Kira says:

      i want to revisit this. tried to read it like 6yrs ago and gave up. my friend was really into Dennis Cooper and Kathy Acker; i intuitively 'got' Cooper and very much didn't 'get' Acker. hm.on the other hand, i remember it being bad, and glancing through in a bookstore recently didn't change my mind.

    14. Greg Kemble says:

      Read this as a grad student, and now taught it at the community college for a Women's Studies/English course. Right up my alley, in that 80s postmodern pastiche. Troubling, provocative, funny, depressing, confusing, challenging, rewarding Glad I read it again.

    15. Jasmin says:

      Have read some other Acker books and enjoyed them much more. I found myself bored through much of the plotline, though I enjoyed the many dogs that became characters in the book. There was a line I enjoyed: "CONTACT YOUR LOCAL [something?] DOG!"

    16. Annie says:

      I also had to return this to the library, with a red wine stain on it :-/ :-/ :-/.but it is really good, of course. Thinking lots over the fantasy/desire bit.

    17. Chris says:

      I hated this book! It took my two years to read it. Zero stars.

    18. Spin-l.p. says:

      1986

    19. Marko says:

      This is probably the best Kathy Acker book I've ever read. It's accessible, as much as her books can be. So fun! I love it.

    20. Leonard Pierce says:

      Not at the heights of Acker's best stuff, but still a fine read, and a lot more widely funny than it seems at first glance.

    21. Lise says:

      I loved this provocative, funny collage of about a post modern female knight.

    22. Alper Küçük says:

      Mother of god !

    23. Bradley says:

      Harsh tone, opens with an abortion- about a woman who decides the one thing she must do is fall in love with a man- cutting irony, disjointed narration, but unique and at times really captivating.

    24. Michael Jose says:

      Must Read.

    25. Masha says:

      A girl's (female knight-night) quest for love.

    26. Less_cunning says:

      "I knew the first snake was Asia and the second snake, Africa."

    27. Lisa says:

      Don Quixote: A Novel (Acker, Kathy) by Kathy Acker (1994)

    28. Brendan says:

      One of the more easily understood works of Acker's I've read; this book almost follows a somewhat linear plot line at times.

    29. Sean says:

      What a fucking sock in the chest.To quote Pete and Pete "It's like someone punched [my:] soul."

    30. Janalee says:

      I know there is something important in this book but heck if I can decipher it. Needs a second read.

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