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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Burroughs died at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, after suffering a heart attack in Grove Press in the s. Navy in to serve in World War II, he dropped out and became afflicted with the drug addiction that affected him for the rest of his life, while working a variety of jobs.

Now Grauerholz is to be commended for gathering all this. 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.

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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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.


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The words are less weaponized. In short, Interzone is good for any Burroughs scholar to get a sense of how he became what he is known for.

Want to Read saving…. Mar 19, Kirk Johnson rated it really liked it. The techniques he embraced and promoted — non-linearity, machine composition, fragmentary production, creative recycling — have become not only accepted but standardized, themselves folded into the ugly, looping bray he warned against.

Some of Burrough’s journals and travel writing interzzone hilarious and provide some interesting insight into the evolution of his writing. His first published work was the semi-autobiographical Junkiewritten under the pseudonym William Lee and published as a two-book pulp in ; he followed it with a manuscript called Queer that remained unpublished until Interzone by William S.

The guy is dope sick but he comes across a young man with kidney stones, a real legit need for morphiene.


Unlike the preceding sections, WORD constitutes a single piece of writing, albeit possibly the most fragmented, digressive, and insane piece of writing I have ever set my eyes on.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how Burroughs got from Queer to Naked Lunchthis is the book. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell. Contains an interesting introduction by editor James Grauherholz.

Interzone’s a Riot: William S. Burroughs and Writing the Moroccan Revolution

Burroughs may have invented Being Over It: He was born to a wealthy family in St. And then came the third section, WORD.

This burroghs book by Beat writer William Burroughs contains some of his earliest work. In fact, this far into the book, I had already decided that I wanted to read more Burroughs in the future, adding a number of titles to my wishlists, and more importantly intezrone Naked Lunch.

Nov 02, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Finding success with his confessional first novel, JunkieBurroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Luncha controversy-fraught work that underwent a court case under the U. With the move to Kansas began the final phase of his life, a less tumultuous period during which Burroughs embarked on a new career as a painter.


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. Jan 19, A rated it liked it.

INTERZONE by William S. Burroughs | Kirkus Reviews

In the experimental novels of his second phase, Burroughs strains not only against the integrity of the novelistic form but against the very coherence of words, against the enforced linearity not just of plot but of meaning itself.

I cannot get into the cut-up style although it is interesting to begin with. Homage to Catalonia George Orwell. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The second section features extracts of the journal Burroughs kept during his drug years in Tangiers as well as letter to such personalities as Gins A good collection of early work by Burroughs. What makes the text so disturbing, though, is less the persistence of sexuality than the instability of the bodies that engage in it: Furthermore, the tremendous focus on anal matters literally speaking and prostates, washed over by rivers of jissom and more, does not necessarily appeal the most to this particular reader.