Interzone [William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In William Burroughs settled in Tangiers. Burroughs’ best-known novel is a wild ride, a disjointed trip that begins in Washington Square but soon shifts to the city of Interzone, a surreal. Burroughs seems to grow ever more trite with the passage of time, his rebellion against society a lame thing. Fans will probably enjoy this fragmentary collection .
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Burroughs, born years ago today, may well be the Velvet Underground of American literature. Show 25 25 50 All. James Grauerholz edited it.
A place where the unknown past and the emergent future meet in a vibrating soundless hum… Larval entities waiting for a Live One …. That is how strong I feel the first two parts of the book actually is. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Several times the guide lost his way, and we had to retrace our steps. Unlike the preceding sections, WORD constitutes a single piece of writing, albeit possibly the most fragmented, digressive, and insane piece of writing I have ever set my eyes on.
Grove Press in the s. High mountain flutes, jazz and bebop, one-stringed Mongol instruments, gypsy xylophones, African drums, Arab bagpipes …. They drop down into parks in patched parachutes…. This fervently graphic obscenity, the obsessive reiteration of the same gristly themes, has been the source of much criticism.
Want to Read saving…. Parts 1 and 2 are straight ahead and hard-boiled, early writings that show where he begins his obsessions. Apr 25, Mat rated it it was ok. Even at his best he’s not that great, a mediocre writer to be sure. Anyways the junky takes his last dollar and puts on a room for a night and lays down junksick and aching, he dies in the bed and he said it was “the immaculate fix”. Mar 19, Kirk Johnson rated it really liked it.
Interzone by William S. Burroughs
Some of Burroughs most coherent work, and IMHO a better glimpse of his capabilities than the silly little heroin-based rantings. It is a book comprised of a bunch of his short stories and I loved everyone of them, especially burrougys Junky’s Christmas”, it is now one of my favorite Christmas stories.
Not a locked door in the City. From time to time a player leaps up with a despairing cry, having lost his youth to an old man or become Latah to his opponent. This obscure book by Interzonne writer William Burroughs contains some of his earliest work.
Journal of Transnational American Studies
Published February 1st by Penguin Books first published Burroughs’ use of language won me over and had me engrossed in these stories. Louis Toodleoo … at times loud and clear then faint and intermittent like music down a windy street….
Expeditions leave for unknown places with unknown purposes. Tremendously weird and unsettling and. In the experimental novels of his second phase, Burroughs strains not only against the integrity of the novelistic form but against the very coherence of words, against the enforced linearity not just of plot but of meaning itself. The middle section, journals entries, letters, and story fragments, falls somewhere in-between a traditional narrative and his trademark random burroghs nonsense, and is delightful, the clash of East v West in Tangier’s creating the last refuge of personal freedom freedom to fuck underage boys of buroughs.
Apr 29, Suzanne Roussin rated it it was amazing. The iron-willed dictator is nurroughs thing of the past. But the brilliance of this symbolic universe is precisely its endlessly permutating polyvalence.
Tangier is a place I’ve visited so often on the page that actually landing there was a disconcerting experience — not least because so much of what I’ve read has been so lurid. Migrations, incredible journeys through deserts and jungles and mountains stasis and death in closed mountain valleys where plants grow out of genitals, vast crustaceans hatch inside and break the shell of body across the Pacific in an outrigger canoe to Easter Island.
A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be “one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century”.
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