Michiko Kakutani (review date 30 December 1987)
SOURCE: A review of Literal Madness, in The New York Times, December 30, 1987, p. C20.
[In the following review, Kakutani offers a tempered critical evaluation of Literal Madness.]
In such previous books as Great Expectations (1984) and Don Quixote (1986), Kathy Acker not only set out to work variations on classic literary texts, but also to subvert all of our traditional expectations concerning causality, narrative form and moral sensibility. The effect is like reading William...
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