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Trenchant writings by that sardonic ""hombre invisible,"" William Seward Burroughs, perpetrator of Naked Lunch and other shockers. These malefic and beatific, mordant and hilarious straight-face reports on life are mostly from scatter-shot publications in obscure places, foreign and domestic. Including complete texts from White Subway, Cobblestone Gardens, and The Retreat Diaries, this collection delineates Burroughs' comprehensive world-view and his ""insurrectionary sense of America's underside,” as Tom Carson epitomized it in The Village Voice.

Also included are essays on Burroughs by Alan Ansen and Paul Bowles, and facsimile pages from the famous cut-up scrapbooks of the mid-century: The Book of Hours, John Brady's Book, and The Old Farmer's Almanac.

About the Author

William Burroughs (1915-1997) is widely reconized as one of the most innovative writers of the twentieth century. His books include: Junky, Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine, and Cities of the Red Night.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872861527
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Burroughs, william s., 1914-1997
Subject:
Short sotries, American
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
227
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.6 in 10 oz

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