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He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, intrrzone made many appearances in films. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your interzonne and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The writings in this text take place roughly between andwhich is to say from the time he wrote Junky and Queer to the time he published Naked Lunch. In while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the Beat Generation.

Share your thoughts with other customers. A good collection of early work by Burroughs. How thrilling that would be; how awful. For example, the location which Burroughs sets many of his later books, Interzone, is a reference to Tangier and the fact that it is split up between multiple countries, therefore, international zone.

It was this city that served as a catalyst for Burroughs as a writer, the backdrop for one of the most radical transformations of style in literary history.

William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, — August 2, was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. Very work weathered look. The words are less weaponized.

The ultimate redemption story for a junky. For instance, the first section contains fairly ‘straightforward’ tales with little experimentation, stories both of gritty realism and fantasy. The junky had just scored and was so sick cause he had spent 72 hrs. True, the smell most of the time is a more prosaic combination of frying meat, petrol, old water, sweat and — deliciously — the bread wafting from the open doors of the dozens of tiny bakeries.


His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Surprisingly to me, I found myself really appreciating these stories intsrzone lot.

James Grauerholz’s incisive introduction sets the scene for this series of pieces, guiding the reader through Burroughs’s literary evolution from the precise, laconic, and deadpan writer of Junky and Queer to the radical, uncompromising seer of Naked Lunch. I have long avoided Burroughs’ writing on account of a strong suspicion that I would not really appreciate it.

They are representatives of abstract forces who have reached power through surrender of self. Topics William Burroughs Books blog. The Uses and Abuses of Illusion. The publication of Naked Lunchand the attempts to censor it, first brought Burroughs national attention. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It would be mean to give it back to the thrift store.

Both are from the second section entitled Lee’s Journals: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Write a customer review. The techniques he embraced and promoted — non-linearity, machine composition, fragmentary production, creative recycling — have become not only accepted but standardized, themselves folded into the ugly, looping bray he warned against.

Apr 25, Mat rated it it was ok. The raw material of the final novels is the past. Tremendously weird and unsettling and. It looks like he had started using his cut-up technique, the result being unreadable in any normal way; a disturbing and rambling montage of sexuality, scatology, drugs, violence, and madness.

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Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico Dilliam, London, Paris, Berlin, the South American Amazon and Tangier in Morocco.


Burroughs can certainly write a flowing short story, one where the pages seem to turn themselves. Naked Lunch is non-linear in form, but largely as an accident of the source material from which it was constructed: The second section features extracts of the journal Burroughs kept during his drug years in Tangiers as well as letter to such personalities as Ginsberg. His lips are burrougbs and purple-blue like the lips of a penis, his eyes blank with insect calm. Interzone is an indispensable addition to the canon of his works.

Burroughs, born years ago today, may well be the Velvet Underground of American literature. The Definitive Text of “Junk”. His theories of language and communication were developed in a series of interviews and non-fiction works from the same period, most strikingly in a long essay titled The Electronic Revolution It is divided into three main parts: Oct 15, Nate rated it really liked it.

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To ask other readers questions about Interzoneplease sign up. Burroughs’s life during this period is limned in a startling collection of short s In William Burroughs settled in Tangiers, finding a sanctuary of sorts in its shadowy streets, blind alleys, and lowlife decadence.

I am going to make “A Junky’s Christmas” an annual holiday re-read. This is essentially a compilation of William S. Danny shivered with an inner cold.

In an enthusiastic review inE. The place hummed with the paranoia and disgust of Burroughs’s sick masterpiece, which made me feel better equipped to understand the state of mind that could produce such a book.