The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula
The Black Tarantula (Kathy Acker).
New York: TVRT, 1975. Octavo. Black and white pictorial paper wraps with moderate soiling and wear, particularly along the outer edges, but the book itself is still straight and crisp. 91 pages. First edition. Very good.
First collected edition of what began as a six part serial, printed and distributed by Acker to friends. Surreal, semi-autobigraphical scorched Earth erotica, combining contemporary scenes and content from de Sade. Almost impossible to find, not to be confused with the more readily available second edition with green wraps published by the same house a few years later.
"I've clearly demonstrated that I no longer need to work. Fire and steel surround my flaming head. Let the thrones of Europe crumble of themselves; your delight will send them flying without your having to meddle at all."