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venerdì 29 dicembre 2017

Kathy Acker: Benson interview 1984; Gothenburg KA Society, Sweden, 1997.


Benson interview for the English TV, 1984
40 minutes or so; from the Lower East Side 




      These news are not for real
      We have nothing more to feel
      Death again has put us in trances
      But You will always be in my dances
      I cannot take much more
      What on earth are we here for?
      You were a prostitute, some kind of whore
      Kathy, You have made your final score

(Gothenburg Kathy Acker Society; posted 2 weeks after her death; from Chris Kraus' book)
       



martedì 26 dicembre 2017

Kathy Acker, Chris Kraus (it's life and life only)




Chris Kraus‘s book on Kathy Acker is an absurdly, unbelievably shining light. Black light also, dark light: absurdly, unbelievably shining.
[Kathy Acker was the last of the pòetes maudits and my idol: from nothingness to total fame and disillusionment and cancer, by which she was killed in 1997, at 50. The book written by Chris Kraus, great person and great intellectual, goes over with pietas/compassion-respect joy sorrow her notebooks, her living, her works. A book to meditate and to weep over, I think. A book enormously BEAUTIFUL - as far as beauty matters-]

Il libro di chris kraus su kathy acker é una luce assurdamente, incredibilmente splendente. luce nera anche, luce oscura: assurdamente splendente.
[kathy acker e’ stata l’ultima dei poeti maledetti ed un mio idolo. Dal nulla a totale fama e disillusione e tumore, che la uccise a 50 anni nel ‘97. Il libro di Chris Kraus, grande persona e grande intellettuale, ripercorre con pietas gioia e dolore i suoi notebooks, le sue storie, le sue opere. Un libro da meditare e da weep over, penso. Un libro enormemente BELLO, per quello che conta la bellezza.]





[per Sonia Lambertini]