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In the range burrougs his influence no less than in the idiosyncratic uniqueness of his creative production, Burroughs stands less with the Beats or the postmodernists than with the restless, endless production of Andy Warhol.

Maybe it would be better in smaller dose I admit I did not finish this book. Living down the street from CBGBs, Burroughs is bemused to discover that he has become the hero of a new cultural movement.

It was this city that served as a catalyst for Burroughs as a writer, the backdrop for one of the most radical transformations of style in literary history. Destroy All Rock Novels. To know the road exists violates the human covenant: His many books include Naked LunchIinterzoneExterminator!

This is a worthy book for readers who are reading a lot of Burroughs.

ANYWAY, rather than change the number of pages on the already existing entry, I’ve just made this new one – that way I can add the correct cover art for the edition I’m reviewing. Interviews with William S.


Except for an amateurish story co-written in college “Twilight’s Last Gleamings”the writings collected here fall between Burroughs’ first novel, Junky–a straightforward account of life as a drug addict–and Naked Lunch, the wild anti-novel that eventually brought him fame.

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.


James Grauerholz’s incisive introduction sets the scene for this series of pieces, guiding the buroughs through Burroughs’s literary evolution from the precise, laconic, and deadpan writer of Junky and Queer to the radical, uncompromising seer of Naked Lunch. What remains is a literary legend: The new build is simply a physical manifestation of the speed and power with which Morocco has exploded into the 21st century.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Burrouhhs of Use and Privacy Policy. My all-time favorite Burroughs book. Get to Know Us.

The junky had just scored and was so sick cause he had intfrzone 72 hrs. Burroughs has incredible insight and an unmatched knack for spotting a con.

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James Grauerholz edited it. It looked like a place that has never really seen better days — inyerzone may not see many more days of any kind at all. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The writings in this text take place roughly between andw Parts 1 and 2 are straight ahead and hard-boiled, early writings that show where he begins his obsessions.


Well, certainly not to the timid. Although the story as it appears imterzone in Interzone is a copy from memory of the original, it is still the most complete version of the original that was written by Burroughs and Elvins after they were inspired by hearing about the sinking of the ship the Morro Castle. It is a number of connected — by theme — but separate short pieces. Lee’s Journals, and III. Interzone is worth it just to see some early pieces he did while inventing his later work.

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Nonetheless, anything edited by Grauerholz has always seemed somewhat tainted to me. Reading Interzone, you are present at the beginning. This burroughhs a must read for all Burroughs fans.