• Great Expectations


    Kathy Acker.


    Open Book Publications: 1982. First edition, preceding the hardcover. Paperback. Near fine.


    "The day after my mother committed suicide I started to experience a frame. Within this frame time was totally circular because I was being returned to my childhood traumas totally terrifying because now these traumas are totally real: there is no buffer of memory. Pure time is not time but a hole. Inside this hole everything that happens not comes back again because it never went away. There is no time; there is. Beyond the buffers of forgetting (memory is a tool of forgetting) which are our buffer to reality: there is . . . Call this TERROR call this TOTAL HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY."


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