My Mother: Demonology (2020)

My Mother: Demonology Kathy Acker My Mother Demonology Based loosely on the relationship between Colette Peignot and Georges Bataille My Mother Demonology is the powerful story of a woman s struggle with the contradictory impulses for love and solitude A
  • Title: My Mother: Demonology
  • Author: Kathy Acker
  • ISBN: 9780802134035
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
My Mother: Demonology Kathy Acker Based loosely on the relationship between Colette Peignot and Georges Bataille, My Mother Demonology is the powerful story of a woman s struggle with the contradictory impulses for love and solitude At the dawn of her adult life, Laure becomes involved in a passionate and all consuming love affair with her companion, B But this ultimately leaves her dissatisfied, as sheBased loosely on the relationship between Colette Peignot and Georges Bataille, My Mother Demonology is the powerful story of a woman s struggle with the contradictory impulses for love and solitude At the dawn of her adult life, Laure becomes involved in a passionate and all consuming love affair with her companion, B But this ultimately leaves her dissatisfied, as she acknowledges her need to establish an identity independent of her relationship with him Yearning to better understand herself, Laure embarks on a journey of self discovery, an odyssey that takes her into the territory of her past, into memories and fantasies of childhood, into wildness and witchcraft, into a world where the power of dreams can transcend the legacies of the past and confront the dilemmas of the present With a poet s attention to the power of language and a keen sense of the dislocation that can occur when the narrative encompasses violence and pornography, as well as the traumas of childhood memory, Kathy Acker here takes another major step toward establishing her vision of a new literary aesthetic.
My Mother: Demonology Kathy Acker

  • UNLIMITED PDF ✓ My Mother: Demonology - by Kathy Acker
    255 Kathy Acker
  • thumbnail Title: UNLIMITED PDF ✓ My Mother: Demonology - by Kathy Acker
    Posted by:Kathy Acker
    Published :2019-01-09T20:34:55+00:00

One thought on “My Mother: Demonology

  1. Ellie

    This is a hard book for me to rate Parts of the book are beautiful There is a dream quality to it as though you re actually dreaming along with the author There s a section that riffs off Wuthering Heights that I loved.But I found the somewhat if not outright pornographic scenes hard to take Not exactly scenes but a motif throughout the entire book I think this is meant to be disruptive in the way de Sade is disruptive she mentions him but then I never really liked de Sade either.But parts are w [...]

  2. Jeana

    pulled at random off the shelf because diana abu jaber s books are NEVER THERE and any book with mother demonology in the title MUST be read or not waste of time.

  3. Cassandra Troyan

    The illogical flows of this book get caught in that feeling of lingering illness, like a internal seduction continually reapproaching itself again and again One day I woke up with some type of poisoning food, alcohol, who knows I was stuck in bed most the day and the possibilites of depraved fantasies became a rotten taste hidden in my skin, only avoided by endlessly eating.

  4. Elizabeth Finnegan

    Kathy Acker writes emotively and aggressively A lot of people won t like her books simply because they do not like the language and crude renditions of sexuality How else do you describe the feelings associated with child abuse, date rape and general misogyny so many have to face Her work is also deeply political In this book written in 1993 she writes There s no education, no culture if culture depends on a commonly understood history and perhaps no middle class in the United States There s [...]

  5. A.

    Mind blowing and singularly beautiful until you realize that all the best parts were lifted directly fromLaure the Collected Writings Acker was always honest about her interest in appropriation , but she relied too heavily upon it for my taste, especially here The book remains compelling but loses much once you know that it s built on the hallucinations of another.

  6. Robert

    It s the graphic stuff that calls the most attention to itself, but I mostly enjoyed the dream logic Well, nightmare logic Thinking about it now, it reminds me of David Lynch s recent films and Willam Burroughs Naked Lunch It was a difficult read, and I may not have finished.

  7. Isla McKetta

    I actually enjoyed the first half of this book and the way it made me examine language as well as sexual and gender norms And then I got lost in one of the dream sequences and the next, and the next and found the things I wanted to understand plot were not at all what the author was interested in exploring So I stopped reading it.

  8. Autumn Christian

    One of Kathy Acker s abstract books, a multi layered and dense dream about the conflicting desires for love and solitude I will have to go back and read this a second time to see if I can catch of its subtlety.

  9. Bianca

    Really enjoyed the visceral writing and some things really spoke to my core, but this was uncomfortable reading and it s not a book I settled into because I was constantly lost between dreams I will probably try to read this again in a few years.

  10. Ruth

    It s a big long kind of creepy dream But some reason still a pleasure to read Especially the Suspiria parts.

  11. Isabella

    I couldn t finish this book The first 100 pages are intersting, but she lost me in the abstract and the surreal Acker has a lot to say, an intelligent book no less, but difficult to traverse.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *