The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec Part II: Longing for Better Things. Kathy Acker.

The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec Part II: Longing for Better Things

np: The Black Tarantula, 1975. Saddle stapled. Offset. 5 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 in. 49 pp., paginated 42-90. Very good; minor edge wear and toning along the spine. Item #6106

The first edition, self-published, of part two in Kathy Acker’s early work of fiction in six parts, a postmodern cut-up novel influenced by William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin.

Acker fuses pop culture references, contemporary politics, critical theory, sardonic wit, and outrageous sexual situations in this neo-Dada saga. Later published as one volume, this first serialized edition is scarce, as the books were printed in limited numbers and distributed to friends.

Price: $450.00