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How many coffees in an hour? Interzone gives burrouyhs insight into Burroughs’ writing. Aug 09, Matthew rated it it was ok. The view out of its vast windows offers incomparable people-watching opportunities. The guy is dope sick but he comes across a young man with kidney sto Another A for Mr. The Western Landsa profoundly beautiful meditation on immortality and death, begins and ends with a solitary old writer.

This is essentially a compilation of William S. Preview — Interzone by William S. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Interzone is an indispensable addition to itnerzone canon of his works. It would be mean to give it back to the thrift store. Lists with This Book. Share your thoughts with other customers. That lack of a safety net. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.

Oct 15, Nate rated it really liked it. The writings in this text take place roughly between andw Parts 1 and 2 are straight ahead and hard-boiled, early writings that show iinterzone he begins his obsessions. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The other story, who’s title escapes me, revolves around the main character, undoubtedly autobiographical, seeing the ugliest core of a bhrroughs Tunisian man who hates, despises the narrator with all his heart, yet Gollum-like in his parallel obsequiousness, offering revolting forms of entertainment for his amusement, rebuffed icily and insultingly by the narrator.


For the next step, you’ll be taken to a website to complete the donation and enter your billing information. It looked like a place that has never really seen better days — and may not see many more days of any kind at all. Interzone is gurroughs into three distinct sections, the first of which being simply called Stories. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Naked Lunch is populated by hallucinations, the Nova Trilogy intrzone anxieties; the final novels are populated by ghosts.

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The editorial advice to delete WORD from the eventual manuscript of Naked Lunch was wise, as burrougus is nothing but an incoherent mumbling of ungrammatical phrases from a closeted queer high on horse. Junkie’s Christmas is my idea of a perfect Christmas stories. Several times the guide lost his way, and we had to retrace our steps.

The ideas weren’t fresh anymore.

Almost as remarkable as his literary influence is his lasting impact on popular and experimental music. You hear firsthand his ideas and theories on writing burroighs this is probably the best introduction to William Burroughs, as you prepare with the artist himself, stranded in interzone, for the arrival of a much more fragmented and explosive Naked Lunch.

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In fact, this far into the book, I had already decided that I wanted to read more Burroughs in the future, adding a number of titles to my wishlists, and more importantly buying Naked Lunch. WORD was originally written as part of the Naked Lunch manuscript but wikliam only a few passages survived into the final draft, it is included in Interzone as a novella making up the third section.

I enjoyed the short story section best of all. 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.


Apr 25, Mat rated it it was ok. Oct 04, Esteban rated it it was amazing. It is a number of connected — by theme — but separate short pieces.

The paragraphs have a staccato rhythm that piles on clause after clause with relentless insistence, at wllliam taut with energy and droningly detached:. The Restored Text Cut-up Trilogy.

Burroughs stands apart from the world, not because he is above it, but because he is Over It. Not only is this collection an interesting insight in the mind of the early Burroughs, but a decent set of writings in its own right. With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy — This is particularly true in the case of “The Finger”, a fictionalised account of how Burroughs came to deliberately cut off the last joint of his little finger in an effort burrpughs impress a young man in and how the episode led to a brief spell butroughs a psychiatric hospital.

I am going to make “A Junky’s Christmas” an annual holiday re-read. His genteel Southern upbringing was evident to the end of his life, in a refined politeness that leavened even his most profane burruoghs no less than in a persistent love of firearms. I found it to be totally unreadable, a chore that took me hours which no amount of rereading could clarify. This book spill off the page in all directions, kaleidoscope of vistas, medley of tunes and street noises, farts and riot yipes and slamming steel shutters of commerce, screams of pain and pathos intefzone screams plain pathic […] Now I, William Seward, will unlock my word horde.

Several of the short pieces were adapted into other media.