Naomi Jacobs (essay date Fall 1989)
SOURCE: "Kathy Acker and the Plagiarized Self," in Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall, 1989, pp. 50-5.
[In the following essay, Jacobs examines Acker's postmodern experimentation with authorial identity and literary history.]
Postmodernist fiction differs from its modernist precedents less in specific narrative techniques (such as the "nodality" and "paratactics" which David Hayman identifies in writers from Joyce to Sollers) than in the theoretical perspectives from which it employs such...
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