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Kathy Acker

Kathy AckerBorn: 18-Apr-1947
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 30-Nov-1997
Location of death: Tijuana, Mexico
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Blood and Guts in High School

Formerly a stripper, Acker supported pornography and hated Andrea Dworkin. After a 1996 diagnosis with breast cancer, Acker received a double mastectomy but refused chemotherapy. She died at an alternative cancer clinic in Tijuana.

Father: (deserted the family prior to Kathy's birth)
Mother: (d. suicide)
Husband: Robert Acker (m. when she was 18)

    University: Brandeis University (1963-5)
    University: University of California at San Diego
    University: New York University

    German Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer

    The Golden Boat (9-Sep-1990)

Author of books:
The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula (1973, novel)
Hello, I'm Erica Jong (1982, novel)
Great Expectations (1982, novel)
Blood and Guts in High School (1984, novel)
Don Quixote (1986, novel)
Literal Madness (1987, novel)
Empire of the Senseless (1988, novel)
My Mother: Demonology (1993, short stories)
Pussy, King of the Pirates (1995, novel)

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