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Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader

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Publisher Comments:

""Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader" finally brings the author's actual writing back to the forefront. . . . A fantastic, weird, disturbing, and intriguing tribute to an inimitable American voice".--Mark Luce, "Salon".

Synopsis:

With the publication of Naked Lunch in 1959, William Burroughs abruptly brought international letters into the postmodern age. Beginning with his very early writing (including a chapter from his and Jack Kerouac's never-before-seen collaborative novel), Word Virus follows the arc of Burroughs's remarkable career, from his darkly hilarious "routines" to the experimental cut-up novels to Cities of the Red Night and The Cat Inside. Beautifully edited and complemented by James Grauerholz's illuminating biographical essays, Word Virus charts Burroughs's major themes and places the work in the context of the life. It is an excellent tool for the scholar and a delight for the general reader. Throughout a career that spanned half of the twentieth century, William S. Burroughs managed continually to be a visionary among writers. When he died in 1997, the world of letters lost its most elegant outsider.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802136947
Editor:
Grauerholz, James
Editor:
Silverberg, Ira
Editor:
Grauerholz, James; Silverberg, Ira
Editor:
Grauerholz, James
Author:
Grauerholz, James
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Author:
Silverberg, Ira
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Proofs
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Burroughs, William S.
Series Volume:
no. 63
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 27 oz

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With the publication of Naked Lunch in 1959, William Burroughs abruptly brought international letters into the postmodern age. Beginning with his very early writing (including a chapter from his and Jack Kerouac's never-before-seen collaborative novel), Word Virus follows the arc of Burroughs's remarkable career, from his darkly hilarious "routines" to the experimental cut-up novels to Cities of the Red Night and The Cat Inside. Beautifully edited and complemented by James Grauerholz's illuminating biographical essays, Word Virus charts Burroughs's major themes and places the work in the context of the life. It is an excellent tool for the scholar and a delight for the general reader. Throughout a career that spanned half of the twentieth century, William S. Burroughs managed continually to be a visionary among writers. When he died in 1997, the world of letters lost its most elegant outsider.
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