Jed appraises The Exterminator, a key work that presents Burroughs at the dawn of his most radically experimental period. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that Exterminator! is a. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press, First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by William S. Burroughs to Donald L. Kaufmann. William.

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Burroughs himself, though not completely devoid of racist tendencies, is not the super-racist, super-cynical Moe Szyslak the characters and narrators of this bufroughs clearly are.

He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films. Burroughs “This is an essential text: My first Burroughs, but given his reputation I had a good idea of what to expect, and I was proven mostly right.

The approach to take is as follows: It’s difficult to say for sure. Jan 05, George Huxley rated it really liked it. At the time, this was an accurate portrayal of American political paranoia and hysteria. 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, burrougs spoken word performer.

Burroughs, Oliver Harris Burfoughs JanuaryWilliam Burroughs began a seven-month expedition into the jungles of South America, ostensibly to find yage, the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon.

Views Read Edit View history. Some of the stories, such as “Ali’s Smile”, had previously been published in other books and magazines such as Rolling StoneVillage VoiceEvergreen Reviewand Esquire. In this work, Burroughs’ parody becomes a set of rationales and instructions for destabilizing the state and overthrowing an oppressive and corrupt government.


Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs

Jan 24, Mat rated it really liked it. Read each chapter as a piece of prose poetry. I liked this book much more than Burrough’s “Naked Lunch”. We can see, as we progress through the book, that the characters are pretty much the same, although with different names.

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Who in their right mind would allow this guy into their home? Jun 21, Ian Mathers rated it it was ok Shelves: These malefic and beatific, mordant and hilarious straight-face reports on life are mostly from scatter-shot Before the era of fake news and anti-fascists, William S. I’m not sure if it isn’t as good or if I’ve just read too much Burroughs too often lately.

The Western Lands William S. Burroughs A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom.

Thank words that Burroughs wrote so much. 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 bueroughs 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.


I do get the feeling thou When I first sunk my teeth into this book, I was not so sure it was going to be a good ‘un. Okay, this book was seriously confusing and I had to force myself through it.

But either way, I’m sure it’ll prove to be interesting! Burroughs was convicted of manslaughter in Vollmer’s death, an event that deeply permeated all of his writings. Burroughs The definitive 25th-anniversay edition of Burroughs’s legendary second novel. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. When I first sunk my teeth into this book, I was not so sure it was going to be a good ‘un. However, some of them were quite good, and I like how Burroughs writes about his time in Chicago.


His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Retrieved from ” https: I appreciate poetry when I know i Not a fan.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, xeterminator booker, blogger. The Burroughs File William S. After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U.

bjrroughs A series of vignettes, mixing the macabre and surreal. Where was I going with this? You can’t give zero stars here, and Exterminator! It is not to be confused with The Exterminatoranother collection of stories Burroughs published in in collaboration with Brion Gysin.

Burroughs wrote about preparing for revolution and confronting institutionalized power. I don’t know what I just read. I didn’t realize that this would be an experimental novel when I picked it up. At others, I found myself racing through to get to the next part. A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. I should qualify the last sentence. A pleasant little fable about global warfare. Guarantee Pest Control, Inc. Also, these pieces were published in the late sixties.

In this collection, a boy named Audrey makes repeated appearances. And he doesn’t come remotely close to meeting it.