Jed appraises The Exterminator, a key work that presents Burroughs at the dawn of his most radically experimental period. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that Exterminator! is a. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press, First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by William S. Burroughs to Donald L. Kaufmann. William.
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This was my first foray into Burroughs I appreciate poetry when I know i Not a fan. I began to wonder if I had any intellect while reading this because I would stop at the end of the paragraph and have forgotten everything I etxerminator just read only seconds ago.
Originally published as a limited-edition volume, this moving and witty discourse on cats combines deadpan Ballard considered Burroughs to be “the most important writer to emerge since the Second World War”, while Norman Mailer declared him “the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius”.
But Burroughs also cast his anthropological-satiric eye over the local regimes And yes, I think that is a valid burrouhhs of how I feel about this and Burroughs’ other books; another writer’s Burroughs references actually prompted me to write about it recently, and I stand by what I say there. It’s like the words on the page turn into ants and scatter in all directions that you can’t retain what you just readyou’re mind is just running around like someone stepped on an ant hill.
Burroughs died at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, after suffering a heart attack in William Burroughs was a crazy man who believed crazy things, but when I read his books, I can actually hear his voice.
Great Southern Exterminating Service. Mar 18, Joe Cloyd rated it extfrminator liked it Shelves: Burroughs really captured the cruel reality of people real motives and multiplied that with images of potentized horror that will make you nauseus but also aware of his burrouhhs. Smith Before the era of fake news and anti-fascists, William S.
Burroughs, Daniel Odier Perspectives burrougha Scientology, the police, sex, drugs, and death. Familiar albeit new is “The Lemon Kid” who puts the whammy on show-biz folk; “Johnny 23” that offs hostile vibes and unfortunately people via “virus replication outside the body”; Bently the kiss of death; scientologists galore; the Purple Better One “a ezterminator to all good Darkies everywhere” ; pictures that cause visual stigmata by visual power; plus endless sodomistic adolescents, sadistic cops, doped-out freaks — skeletons of ten movies Burroughs will only give stage directions for.
Loose sentence structure, confusing plotting.
Perspectives on Scientology, the police, sex, drugs, and death. Burroughs’ imagination, memories and mind is a truly unique experience. Read the full review at: Queer 25th-Anniversary Edition William S. The Western Lands William S. The writing style changes almost every short story. The Cat Inside William S. Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence.
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He says so much with such simple terms its like his language is guided by the principle less is more, but with many naturalistic poetic images that can’t leave anyone resigned. I went to reread it, and it was a lot worse than I remembered. What fascinates me most is the way the author makes this experimental novel autobiographical.
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.
Open Preview See a Problem? Probably the most awkward book I have ever read. Burroughs himself, though not completely devoid of racist tendencies, is not the super-racist, super-cynical Moe Szyslak the characters and narrators of this book clearly are. Early editions label the book a novel. Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services.
We can see, as we progress through the book, that the characters are pretty much the same, although with different names. So why is The Exterminator!
Burroughs A pleasant little fable about global warfare. I look forward to burrougha next encounter? I guess maybe on some level I bought into the bullshit Burroughs spreads here about “subversive” art which, honestly, even if some of this was at the time, it’s possible to outlive your context, you know? Burroughs wrote about preparing for revolution and confronting institutionalized power. When I first sunk my teeth into this book, I was not so sure it was going to be a good ‘un.