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"Cities of the Red Night"

♥ Book Title : Cities of the Red Night
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2013-11-26
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781466856608
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1466856602
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☯ Full Synopsis : "While young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, the population of this modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus. An opium-infused apocalyptic vision from the legendary author of Naked Lunch is the first of the trilogy with The Places of the Dead Roads and his final novel, The Western Plains."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"The Western Lands"

♥ Book Title : The Western Lands
♣ Name Author : William S Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2012-09-27
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780141975719
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0141975717
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A fascinating mix of autobiographical episodes and extraordinary Egyptian theology, Burroughs's final novel is poignant and melancholic. Blending war films and pornography, and referencing Kafka and Mailer, The Western Lands confirms his status as one of America's greatest writers. The final novel of the trilogy containing Cities of the Red Night and The Place of Dead Roads, this is a profound meditation on morality, loneliness, life and death."Article| William S Burroughs| Statement ..."

"Cities of the Red Night"

♥ Book Title : Cities of the Red Night
♣ Name Author : William Burroughs (|d)
∞ Launching : 1979
◊ Info ISBN Link : OCLC:1002220102
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Contents of Book Three, i.e., roughly the last hundred pages, comprise a work-in-progress."Article| William Burroughs (|d)| Statement ..."

"Conversations with William S. Burroughs"

♥ Book Title : Conversations with William S. Burroughs
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs, Allen Hibbard
∞ Launching : 1999
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1578061830
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781578061839
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Although a rather shy, private man, William Burroughs gave a good many interviews during his lifetime, some in prominent publications, others in obscure forums. The interviews collected here provide an aperture into the philosophies, methods, and quirks of a man who wrote Queer, Junky, Naked Lunch, Nova Express, Cities of the Red Night, My Education, and many other works. When he died in 1997, Burroughs was likely one of the most widely recognizable figures in contemporary American literature. His image circulated on album jackets, in Nike commercials, and in films, as though proving his notion that pictures and words are viruses, invading any receptive host, taking hold, and replicating themselves. Not surprisingly, the topics Burroughs touches upon are wide-ranging: his relationships to the Beats, legends surrounding his personal life, drugs, gay liberation, collaboration, the cut-up technique, science fiction, politics, conspiracy theory, censorship, cats, guns, David Cronenberg's movie adaptation of Naked Lunch, shotgun art, dreams, and life in Lawrence, Kansas, where he spent his last years. From these interviews emerges a full, undiluted portait of a writer who is difficult to capture in biography. Speaking of the Paris Review interview Alfred Kazin calls Burroughs "an engineer of the pen, a calmly interested specialist of the new processes. When Burroughs makes philosophic and scientific claims for his disorderly collections of data, we happily recognize under the externally calm surface of the interview, the kind of inner frenzy that is his genius--and which, in all of us, his books make an appeal." Kazin's view applies as well for the other interviews in this collection. Allen Hibbard is an associate professor of English and the director of graduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of Paul Bowles: A Study of the Short Fiction and of many articles."Article| William S. Burroughs, Allen Hibbard| Statement ..."

"Word Virus"

♥ Book Title : Word Virus
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2007-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0802197183
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780802197184
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☯ Full 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."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"Last Words"

♥ Book Title : Last Words
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2007-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780802197238
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 080219723X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs is the most intimate book ever written by William S. Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and one of the most celebrated literary outlaws of our time. Laid out as diary entries of the last nine months of Burroughs's life, Last Words spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns -- literature, U.S. drug policy, the state of humanity, his love for his cats -- permeate the book. Most significantly, Last Words contains some of the most personal work Burroughs has ever written, a final reckoning with his life and regrets, and his reflections on the deaths of his friends Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary. It is a poignant portrait of the man, his life, and his creative process -- one that never quit, not even in the shadow of death."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"Nova Express"

♥ Book Title : Nova Express
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2011-02-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0802197221
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780802197221
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Soft Machine introduced us to the conditions of a universe where endemic lusts of the mind and body pray upon men, hook them, and turn them into beasts. Nova Express takes William S. Burroughs’s nightmarish futuristic tale one step further. The diabolical Nova Criminals—Sammy The Butcher, Green Tony, Iron Claws, The Brown Artist, Jacky Blue Note, Izzy The Push, to name only a few—have gained control and plan on wreaking untold destruction. It’s up to Inspector Lee of the Nova Police to attack and dismantle the word and imagery machine of these “control addicts” before it’s too late. This surrealist novel is part sci-fi, part Swiftian parody, and always pure Burroughs."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"The Soft Machine"

♥ Book Title : The Soft Machine
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2011-02-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0802197213
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780802197214
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"Junky"

♥ Book Title : Junky
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2012-10-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780802194053
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0802194052
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Junk is not, like alcohol or a weed, a means to increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life. In his debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the 1950s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. The Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between periods of addiction and rehab, using a panoply of substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, paregoric (a weak tincture of opium) and goof balls (barbiturate), amongst others. For this definitive edition, renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has gone back to archival typescripts to re-created the author's original text word by word. From the tenements of New York to the queer bars of New Orleans, Junky takes the reader into a world at once long-forgotten and still with us today. Burroughs’s first novel is a cult classic and a critical part of his oeuvre."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"The Ticket That Exploded"

♥ Book Title : The Ticket That Exploded
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2011-02-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0802197205
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780802197207
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand “cut-up” trilogy that starts with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs could make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease be at once so frightening and so enthralling."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"The Wild Boys"

♥ Book Title : The Wild Boys
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2007-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0802197191
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780802197191
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Wild Boys is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states. Making full use of his inimitable humor, wild imagination, and style, Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying as it is fascinating."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"Naked Lunch"

♥ Book Title : Naked Lunch
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 2001
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0802140181
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780802140180
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Bill Lee, an addict and hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world, in a commemorative edition that features restored text, archival material, Burroughs's own later introduction to the book, and his essay on psychoactive drugs. Reprint."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."

"The Burroughs File"

♥ Book Title : The Burroughs File
♣ Name Author : William S. Burroughs
∞ Launching : 1984-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 087286152X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780872861527
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Trenchant writings by that sardonic ""hombre invisible,"" William Seward Burroughs, perpetrator of Naked Lunch and other shockers. These malefic and beatific, mordant and hilarious straight-face reports on life are mostly from scatter-shot..."Article| William S. Burroughs| Statement ..."