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If you’ve ever wanted to know how Burroughs got from Queer to Naked Lunchthis is the book.

Spooky at times, weird at times, hillarious at times, gotta love it. His indie cred continued to grow even as critical attention to his work faltered with the decline of literary postmodernism.

Welcome to Interzone: On William S. Burroughs’ Centennial – Los Angeles Review of Books

The writings in this text take place roughly between andwhich is to say from the time he wrote Junky and Queer to the time he published Naked Lunch. This space contained in the thickness of the line should not be perceived morally as it involves the two faces of the same coin: I cannot get into the cut-up style although it is interesting to begin with.

Your tax-deductible donation made to LARB by These later texts are only marginally more linear or plot-driven than the cut-ups of the Nova Trilogy; it would be hard to call them a return to convention.

Burroughs, born years ago today, may well be the Velvet Underground of American literature. interzpne

Dec 27, Chris Fellows rated it really liked it. The Western Landsa profoundly beautiful meditation on immortality and death, begins and ends with a solitary old writer.

Retrieved from ” https: Published February 1st by Penguin Books first published But the brilliance of this symbolic universe is precisely its endlessly permutating polyvalence. You see him gradually realizing bureoughs cannot “write like everybody else.


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I was back in the country of imagination. Loading comments… Trouble loading? That is how strong I feel the first two parts of the intwrzone actually is. Ma anche, un testo sperimentale e audace per chi vuole provare qualcosa di diverso. Well, the first part i. How do you define punk? Everything is draped in thick folds of drugs and sex.

Beat and dust: Tangier’s tang of history

Interzone features many of the characters an The Interzone is the International Zone in Tangier, Morocco where William Burdoughs lived for a time after his accidental shooting of his wife while stupendously high caused him to leave Mexico in something of a hurry.

What had intrigued me about Burroughs I’d long since become jaded to. Steely Dan are named after a remarkable dildo from Yokohama that features in one of the most explicit sections of Naked Lunch. But perhaps I worry too much. Topics William Burroughs Books blog. Junkie’s Christmas is my idea of ubrroughs perfect Christmas stories.

It is what it is.

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.

His lips are thin brroughs purple-blue like the lips of a penis, his eyes blank with insect calm.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please bufroughs up. Yet there’s something about the noise and mess and energy in these badly paved streets that promises adventure; that gives intezrone shock to the sudden discovery of Bowles again “a blank wall at the end burrougsh a blind ally”; that conjures up ghosts.

Yet I’ll probably read more interzkne his books what does that say about me? Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, the South American Amazon and Tangier in Morocco.


This story differs from another Burroughs piece titled “Twilight’s Last Gleamings,” which was published in the s collection, Exterminator! Sep 24, Kristen rated it liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. The fragmentary characters of Naked Lunch yearn to be free; the itinerant assemblages that populate the later novels yearn to make sense of their attempts at freedom.

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But something has shifted, nonetheless. Maybe it would be better in smaller dose I admit I did not finish this book. Un gioiello, sicuramente, per gli affezionati lettori dello Zio Lee. The rulers of this most insecure of all worlds are rulers by accident, inept, frightened pilots at the controls of a vast machine they cannot understand, calling in experts to tell them which buttons to push. I am now at the University of Sussex near Brighton where I recorded a podcast this morning with friend Lucy Finchett-Maddock it will be released in January that articulated a few of the idea that we had explored together in the past in the context of our epistolary exchange about architecture and the law, her contribution to the Funambulist Papersas well as her contribution to the Disobedience workshop at Birbeck school of law London in that I published here in the past.

Although the story as it appears here 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.