My thesis "Writing Excesses: The Role of Art in the Transitional Presence of Valerie Solanas" examines the hypertext of Solanas in relation to life and language. In critical texts about Solanas I have found a divergence in approach, either by including the famous shooting of Andy Warhol in Solanas' project, or insisting on separating it from the manifesto, in order to isolate and reduce its violence and prevent it from contaminating the entirety of Solanas' textual presence. I will assign to these readings an avant-garde and humanist function, respectively. In particular, I will analyze Sara Stridsberg's novel The Dreamfaculty in order to follow her fictional adaption of the historical Solanas into a polyphonic collage that remains faithful to the humanist agenda in spite of its experimental aesthetics. I will thus conclude that what ultimately constitutes the avant-garde is the continual challenging of the limits of what is human. In humanist discourse, what is human comes to be defined simply as what is known, whereas the avant-garde becomes the process of unknowing the known and transgressing into the surreal. The hypertext of Valerie Solanas as exemplified by Stridsberg's The Dreamfaculty is thus located at the intersection between the human and its others, the real and the surreal, history and fiction.