Interzone [William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In William Burroughs settled in Tangiers. 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. 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 .

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These two early texts established the graphic frankness about drug use and homosexuality for which Burroughs would quickly become notorious.

Completely gross and not in a good way. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jack Kerouac called Burroughs the “greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift”, a reputation he owes to his “lifelong subversion” of the moral, political and economic systems of modern American society, articulated in often darkly humorous sardonicism. Neither association does justice to the formal distinctiveness of burgoughs oevure. Minarets, palms, mountains, jungle… A sluggish river jumping with vicious fish, vast weed-grown parks where boys lie in the grass, play cryptic games.

You see him gradually realizing he cannot “write like everybody else. Well, certainly not to the timid.

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Interzone is a collection of unpublished short stories and other early works by William S. I have read plenty of Burroughs’ books and have been able to stomach most of them but this just gets ridiculous.

The villain of the piece, Doctor Intrezone, was to play a pivotal role in Naked Lunch. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The room seems to shake and vibrate with motion. A Report From the Bunker. If you’ve ever wanted to know how Burroughs got from Queer to Naked Lunchthis is the book.

I would have liked to read a whole book of stuff like “Spare Ass Annie”, which reminded me of the weirder frontiers of Borges.


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Not one-man rule, or rule of aristocracy or plutocracy, but of small groups elevated to positions of absolute power by random pressures, and subject to political and economic factors that leave little room for decision. What had intrigued me about Burroughs I’d long since become jaded to.

A stream of words in broken paragraphs, with a grammar that far too often defies grammar on levels of tense, subject—verb agreement, sentence structure, and complete sentences. The other story, who’s title escapes me, revolves around the main character, undoubtedly autobiographical, seeing the ugliest core of a little Tunisian man who hat A fascinating collection of Burroughs short stories, plus some stream of consciousness fragmentary writings, so much Burroughs “thing”. Sentimentality probably isn’t the right reaction.

This is a must read for all Burroughs fans. Living down the street from CBGBs, Burroughs is bemused to discover that he has become the hero of a new cultural movement.

In the range of 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.

The Interzone, as we discussed with Lucy, is both an burroguhs zone and a zone in which the law has been suspended. His writing is a regular touchstone burrougha the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, especially in his collaborations with Felix Guattari.

The collection opens with a very useful introduction by editor James Grauerholtz, who provides a I have long avoided Burroughs’ writing on account of a strong suspicion that I would not really appreciate it.

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It was inspired to Burroughs by his life as a fugitive in Tangiers, as well as his consumption of heroin that has been one of the objects of his literary work. Anyone comes into your room burorughs any time. It’s easy to imagine them here, since the cafe’s mirrored interior seems to have changed very little in 50 years. It’s a place where, even if Ginsberg were expounding his theories on Buddhism at you, burrroughs wouldn’t feel bored.


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Oh dear, where do I start? His lips are thin and purple-blue like the lips of a penis, his eyes blank with insect calm. It is divided into three main parts: Yet it’s hard not to worry about what may be lost amid these changes. I have read plenty of Burroughs’ books and have been able to stomach most of them but this just gets Oh dear, where do I start?

Though much more directly stated and intuitive, these theories are astoundingly similar to those being developed at the same time by the poststructuralist strand of French philosophy. I picked this collection up because I found myself in need professionally of sampling his style and prose, and a collection of shorter text seemed more appealing than leaping into a longer piece of writing especially considered some of my preconceptions of what Burroughs’ writing entails. 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.

Burroughs may have invented Being Over It: A place where the unknown past and the emergent future meet in a vibrating soundless hum… Larval entities waiting for a Live One …. Another A for Mr.