Pussy, King of the Pirates

TitlePussy, King of the Pirates
Year for Search1996
AuthorsAcker, Kathy [Karen Lehmann](1948-97)
Date Published1996
PublisherGrove Atlantic Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Complex dystopia. As with many of Acker’s novels, this has connections with works of others, in this case Robert Louis Stevenson’s (1850-94) Treasure Island (1883) and Pauline Réage’s [pseud.] [Anne Declos (1907-98)] Histoire d’O (1954).

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Picador, 1996.  

Info Notes

There is an album, Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996), by Acker and The Mekons. In an excerpt from the novel and an interview under the title “The Rules of Piracy” Acker points to eutopian aspects of the novel. Theater 26.1 & 2 (Summer/Fall 1995): 166-73

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Female author (1948-97)

Full Text

1996 Acker, Kathy [Karen Lehmann] (1948-97). Pussy, King of the Pirates. New York: Grove Atlantic Press. Rpt. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Picador, 1996. PSt

Complex dystopia. As with many of Acker’s novels, this has connections with works of others, in this case Robert Louis Stevenson’s (1850-94) Treasure Island (1883) and Pauline Réage’s [pseud.] [Anne Declos (1907-98)] Histoire d’O (1954). There is an album, Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996), by Acker and The Mekons. In an excerpt from the novel and an interview under the title “The Rules of Piracy” Acker points to eutopian aspects of the novel. Theater 26.1 & 2 (Summer/Fall 1995): 166-73. Female author.