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Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. James Grauerholz, the editor of Interzone, described WORD as “the longest and most unusual section” as well as “a manic, surreal, willfully disgusting and violently purgative regurgitation of seemingly random images” and a “profane, first-person sibylline word salad”.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. As such, this volume, according to Intdrzone, essentially showcases Burroughs’ transition from his early autobiographical Junky and Queer phase to the later full-fledged fantasist of Naked Lunch and beyond.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Yet there’s something about the noise and mess and energy in these badly paved streets that promises adventure; that gives extra shock to the sudden discovery of Bowles again “a blank wall at the end of a blind ally”; that conjures up ghosts.

Tangier is a place I’ve visited so often on the page interxone actually landing there was a disconcerting experience — not least because so much of what I’ve read has been so lurid. For the next step, you’ll be taken to a website to complete the donation and enter your billing information.

Moreover, the concluding section entitled “WORD” was part of the original Naked Lunch manuscript but was cut during the editing process according to the introduction by editor James Grauerholz.

To view it, click here. 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 century 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.



Wwilliam longest part of the book is the final section,”Word”. For instance, the first section contains fairly ‘straightforward’ tales with little experimentation, stories both of gritty realism and fantasy.

Reading Interzone, you are present at the beginning. The urban density of Interzone gives way to a vast and lawless wilderness: How many different chemicals can be synthesized, how many different orifices penetrated, many different bodies and materials combined in an endlessly proliferating Rube-Goldberg machine of niterzone

I struggle with Burroughs. Naked Lunch is populated by hallucinations, the Nova Trilogy by anxieties; the final novels are populated by ghosts. Naked Lunch is non-linear in form, but largely as an accident of the source material from which it was constructed: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Towards the end of his time in New York, and with extensive help from his friend and editor James Grauerholz, Burroughs finally completed a text he had begun years earlier in London, which became Cities of the Red Night. But something has shifted, nonetheless. For other uses, see Interzone disambiguation. What gives this vision a machine-gun-edged clarity is an utter lack of sentimentality […] it is the sort of humor which flourishes in prisons, in the Army, among junkies, race tracks and pool halls, a graffiti of cool, even livid wit, based on bodily functions and the frailties of the body, the slights, humiliations and tortures a body can undergo.

My OCD to finish what I start has kept me through some slow starts that got better. 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.

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.

INTERZONE by William S. Burroughs | Kirkus Reviews

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Nov 02, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: A Near East Mugwump sit naked on a bar stool covered in pink silk.

May 29, Mantis Matsuri rated it really liked it. The Junkie Christmas was an oddly optimistic piece, considering the subject matter; I’d wager anything Bill would have given his left arm in real life to get high without the drugs, using pure altruism.


Some of it was funny, but its kinda that same stuff he did much better in Naked Lunch. WORD was originally written as part of the Naked Lunch manuscript but since only a few passages survived into the final draft, it is included in Interzone as a novella making up the third section. The first section of the book is a series of very short stories, funny and offbeat, yet somewhat mediocre, still enjoyable.

Either you want his ideas in your stream of consciousness, or you unfollow and hide his observations from your newsfeed. Burroughs collaborated with the painter Brion Gysin in Paris and London in the s and s, and in the s embarked on his own painting career the sneers of the art establishment deterred his painting roughly as much as the sneers of the literary establishment had deterred his writing; like the innumerable cultural icons devoted to his work, Burroughs was not the type to be impressed by the fussy incomprehension of the New Yorker set.

Fiction Tangier holidays Morocco holidays Africa holidays blogposts. It looks like he had started using his cut-up technique, the result being unreadable in williaam normal interone a disturbing and rambling montage of sexuality, scatology, drugs, violence, and madness. One burrough chunk that had been cut from the eventual publication of Naked Lunch was the sixty-page long rambling set of words entitled, fittingly, WORD all in capitals.

May 21, Erin Britton rated it it was amazing. My favorite parts of this book are when he breaks the fourth wall, since many of the stories were original in letters to Allen Ginsburg, and he explains what his motives are. The Final Journals interzine William S.

I followed the trail first to the Cafe de Paris. Burroughs on the Road Corso: