In Memoriam to Identity, Kathy Acker
First edition, first printing, review copy with a page from the publisher and a promo photo of Acker laid in. Acker's characteristically outrageous, lyrical, and hyperinventive novel concerns three characters who share an impulse toward self-immolation through doomed, obsessive romance. Teetering somewhere between the Beats and Punk, In Memoriam to Identity is at once a revelatory addition to, and an irreverent critique of, literature of decadence and self-destruction.
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990. Publisher's cloth spine lettered in gilt over paper boards; pp. (vi), 265. A fine copy in a fine, unclipped dust jacket, protected in archival mylar.