Chris Kraus

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Joseph Keckler by Olivia Laing
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Writer and vocalist Keckler performs impersonations of obscure larger-than-life personalities he meets. In her first novel, Laing impersonates Kathy Acker.

Myriam Gurba’s Mean by Lauren LeBlanc
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Myriam Gurba’s Mean is the latest in a tear of recent autofiction (including Rachel Cusk’s Transit and Barbara Browning’s The Gift) that employ the genre to showcase the complications of modern women’s lives.

Looking Back on 2017: Literature
Looking Back 2017 Literature

Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

“To Lie Is to Try”: Two Books on Kathy Acker by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Kathy Acker By Rick Mcginnis

Chris Kraus and Douglas A. Martin conjure the iconoclastic author.

John Giorno, Poet by Rebecca Waldron & Chris Kraus
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John Giorno’s influence as a cultural impresario, philanthropist, activist, hero, and éminence grise stretches so widely and across so many generations that one can almost forget that he is primarily a poet.

Leigh Ledare by Chris Kraus
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Leigh Ledare’s projects involve interpersonal triangulations in which the camera plays a crucial role and all parties, viewers included, are implicated. Upon A.R.T. Press’s publication of a book-length dialogue between him and Rhea Anastas, Ledare revisits recent works with novelist Chris Kraus.

Looking Back on 2014 #2
Vision Blue

Selections by Chris Kraus, Alan Licht, and Kelly Copper.

There Is Always Anxiety by Masha Tupitsyn
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Chris Kraus on the notions of “real life” and freedom in her new novel Summer of Hate.

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