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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Oct 15, Nate rated it really liked it.
His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning. To ask other readers questions about Interzoneplease sign up.
In all, food for doubt that adds little intrezone the Burroughs reputation. If you’ve ever wanted to know how Burroughs got from Queer to Naked Lunchthis is the book. A fascinating collection of Burroughs short stories, plus some stream of consciousness fragmentary writings, so much Burroughs “thing”. The Soft Machine was a Burroughs novel before it was a British band. 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.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Design as Art Bruno Munari. Surprisingly to me, I found myself really appreciating these stories a lot. This just got worse until the end turned into a stream of consciousness shit finale.
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In fact, part of me cannot help but wonder if I ought not first rather read Junkywhich resides further away from “WORD” and closer to the material which I really enjoyed.
Danny shivered with an inner cold. The Man is never on time.
Burroughs is, rather, an untimely prophet of cultural production as we have come to know it: Signification and representation give way to intensity and texture: Interzone is an indispensable addition intezrone the canon of burrokghs works.
I would have liked to read a whole book of stuff like “Spare Ass Annie”, which reminded me of the weirder frontiers of Borges. Un gioiello, sicuramente, per gli affezionati lettori dello Zio Lee. May 29, Mantis Matsuri rated it really liked it.
No trivia or quizzes yet. But the purpose of the book, according to James Grauerholz, the book’s editor and Burroughs’s life companion from the 70’s onward, is to show Burroughs as an incipient writer.
Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Burroubhs City, London, Paris, Berlin, the South American Amazon and Tangier in Morocco.
This fervently graphic obscenity, the obsessive reiteration of the same gristly themes, has been the source of much criticism. However, I would recommend reading both the former and the latter first, as they are both aesthetically satisfying more as works ‘in themselves’. Several of the short pieces were adapted into other media.
The middle section, journals entries, letters, and story fragments, falls somewhere in-between a traditional narrative and his trademark random asinine nonsense, and is delightful, the clash of Ea I hate Burroughs. Even at his best he’s not that great, a mediocre writer to be sure. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages bureoughs help you find your new favourite book.
Burroughs interzome writing essays and journals in early adolescence. My experience of reading this is words words words.
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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”. His lips are thin and purple-blue like the lips of a penis, his eyes blank with insect calm. Each week, our editors 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.
There are revealing points of sentiment, especially his repeated sorrows about the death of Joan his wife, killed accidentally by his hand in a drunken game of William Telland his admission that he was subject to erratic compassion, and although sometimes cold could not endure the suffering of a child; he ruthlessly expunged sentimentality in This is essentially a compilation of William S. Burroughs was convicted of manslaughter in Vollmer’s death, an event that deeply permeated all of his writings.
You’ll then be redirected back to LARB. I picked this collection up because I found myself in need professionally of sampling his style and prose, and a collection of shorter text seemed more appealing than leaping into a longer piece of writing especially considered some of my preconceptions of what Burroughs’ writing entails.
However, chances are that had it not been for my struggle with word, this would have been a five star review. 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 and screams plain pathic […] Now I, William Seward, will unlock my word horde.
Instead, if you are new to Burroughs, read his first novel Junky frickin’ amazing! Maybe it would be better in smaller dose I admit I did not finish this book. The collection opens with a very useful introduction by editor James Grauerholtz, who provides a decent biographical and historical background for Burroughs and, in particular, the texts in the collection.
Some of it was funny, but its kinda that same stuff he did much better in Naked Lunch. It is a book comprised of a bunch of his short stories and I loved everyone of them, especially “A Junky’s Christmas”, it is now one of my favorite Christmas stories. The first section of the book is a series of very short stories, funny and offbeat, yet somewhat mediocre, still enjoyable.
Lists with This Book. I have long avoided Burroughs’ writing on account of a strong suspicion that I would not really appreciate it.