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In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create.

Review:

"One of the most interesting pieces of radical fiction we have." The Nation

Review:

"Burroughs voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American, a voice in which one hears transistor radios and old movies and all the clichés and all the cons and all the newspapers, all the peculiar optimism, all the failure....It is precisely this voice — complex, subtle, allusive — that is the fine thing about The Soft Machine and about Burroughs." Joan Didion

Review:

"Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift." Jack Kerouac

About the Author

One of this century's most influential writers, William S. Burroughs is the author of numerous books, including Naked Lunch, Nova Express, The Ticket That Exploded, and The Wild Boys.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802133298
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Burroughs
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Author:
Burroughs, Edgar
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Gay men, Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Burroughs, William S.
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 6 oz

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Product details 184 pages Grove Press - English 9780802133298 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the most interesting pieces of radical fiction we have."
"Review" by , "Burroughs voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American, a voice in which one hears transistor radios and old movies and all the clichés and all the cons and all the newspapers, all the peculiar optimism, all the failure....It is precisely this voice — complex, subtle, allusive — that is the fine thing about The Soft Machine and about Burroughs."
"Review" by , "Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift."
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