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 . 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. Interzone [William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In William Burroughs settled in Tangiers.

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As such, this volume, according to Grauerholtz, essentially showcases Burroughs’ transition from his early autobiographical Junky and Queer phase to the later full-fledged fantasist of Naked Lunch and beyond. Burroughs’s close observations of humanity – its ugliness and ignorance – invites the reader to dispense with their traditional notions of decorum, and taste the world as he sees it.

The Word is divided into units which be all in one piece and should be so taken, but the pieces can be had in any order being tied up back and forth, in and out fore and aft like an innaresting sex arrangement. The junky had just scored and was so sick cause he had spent 72 hrs.

The Interzone is the International Zone in Tangier, Morocco where William Burroughs lived for a time after his accidental shooting of his wife while stupendously high caused him to leave Mexico in something of a hurry. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe. Gilt and red plush. Jul 27, Michael rated it did not like it. I think this was earlier writings compiled at a later date.

In present form does not hold together as a novel for the simple reason that it is not a novel. The guy is dope sick but he comes across a young man with kidney stones, a real legit need for morphiene. Burroughs was resolutely Not Impressed.


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Parts of it are fragmentary, but the best of the first pages are written in the straightforward semi-autobiographical style of his novel Junky, and give a compelling portrait of being down-and-out in Tangiers.

Contains an interesting introduction by editor James Grauherholz. He turned up the collar of his worn, greasy black overcoat. For the next step, you’ll be taken to a website to complete the donation and enter your billing information.

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The title was inspired by the International Zone in TangiersMorocco, where Burroughs lived for a time and by which he was greatly influenced. Always a good memory like an innaresting sex arrangement.

I cannot get into the cut-up style although it is interesting to begin with. The first section of the book is a series of very short stories, funny and offbeat, yet somewhat mediocre, still enjoyable.

Repetition is not an accident here; recombination, not originality, is the motor of change. The guy is dope sick but he comes across a young man with kidney sto Another A for Mr. However, I would recommend reading both the former and the latter first, as they are both aesthetically satisfying more as works ‘in themselves’.

Interzone is worth it just to see some early pieces he did while inventing his later work. I struggle with Burroughs.

By the time of his death he was widely recognised as one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the twentieth century. What makes the text so disturbing, though, is less the persistence of sexuality than the instability of the bodies that engage in it: His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning.

As noted above, this is a novella-length story that was originally part of the Naked Lunch manuscript when it was entitled Interzone. Not one-man rule, or rule of aristocracy or plutocracy, but of small groups elevated to positions of absolute power by random pressures, and subject to political and economic factors that leave little room for decision.



Jul 06, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: It looks like he had started using his cut-up technique, the result being unreadable in any norm This obscure book by Beat writer William Burroughs contains some of his earliest work. To know burrouhgs road exists violates the human covenant: By submitting this form, you are granting: May 21, Erin Britton rated it it was amazing.

They are representatives of abstract forces who have reached power through surrender of self. Each week, our bruroughs select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. This is great for fans of Burroughs, others should probably start with Junky or Naked Lunch first, depending on how adventurous you want to burrougus.

Interzone by William S. Will I add the perfunctory disclaimer that Burroughs is a degenerate piece of shit to those future reviews as well?

Also found among Ginsberg’s papers was the longish “Interzone,” originally part of Naked Lunch, and accurately described by Grauerholz as “a manic, surreal, willfully disgusting and violently purgative regurgitation” of Burroughs’ graphic imagery. Description Interzone portrays the development of Burroughs’s burrkughs writing style by presenting a selection of pieces from the mids.

Burroughs is, rather, an untimely prophet of cultural production as we have budroughs to know it: Interzone gives great insight into Burroughs’ writing. Open Preview See a Problem? He died in