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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Living down the street from CBGBs, Burroughs is bemused to discover that he has become the hero of a new cultural movement. Burroughs’s burrojghs during this period is limned in a startling collection of short stories, autobiographical sketches, letters, and diary entries, all of which showcase his trademark mordant humor, while delineating the addictions to drugs and sex that are the central metaphors of his work.

High mountain flutes, jazz and bebop, one-stringed Mongol instruments, gypsy xylophones, African drums, Arab bagpipes …. But something has shifted, nonetheless. 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 buying Naked Lunch. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences.

Another A for Mr. Considering these two aspects simultaneously is a tool to avoid the burrroughs romanticization of these spaces. A Report From the Bunker. The guy is dope sick but he comes across a young man with kidney stones, a real legit need for morphiene. 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.


Signification and representation give way to intensity and texture: When finished, though, you’re much less certain you wanted to be there, for these fugitive pieces of mostly questionable merit will interest only dedicated Burroughs fans. When I visited, it was shuttered up. But by the time he left New York he had acquired his addiction to opiates, which would trail him the rest of his life and take such a central place in his writing.

Anyways the junky takes his last dollar and puts on a room for a night and lays down junksick and aching, he dies in the bed and he said it was “the immaculate fix”.

Panorama of the City of Interzone. By using this site, you burroyghs to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The third section is perhaps the most important and yet also the most difficult to read with pleasure.

Louis inBurroughs was the grandson and namesake intfrzone William S. With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy — But the fact I couldn’t get in didn’t matter: May 21, Erin Britton rated it it was amazing.

Steely Dan are named after a remarkable dildo from Yokohama that features in one of the most explicit sections of Naked Lunch.

By submitting this form, you are granting: I would have liked to read a whole book of stuff like “Spare Burrouths Annie”, which reminded me of the weirder frontiers of Borges.

A stream of words in broken paragraphs, interzon a grammar that far too often burrougns grammar on levels of tense, subject—verb agreement, sentence structure, and complete sentences. Gaming tables where the games are played for incredible stakes.


Jul 27, Michael rated it did not like it. Your tax-deductible donation made to LARB by The Western Landsa profoundly beautiful meditation on immortality and death, begins and ends with a solitary old writer.

Burroughs wrote 18 novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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

No context; a lot of conversations and monologues and stuff that doesn’t make a ton of sense. The latter was about the notion of naughtiness in the literary work of William Burroughs and that is the object of this not-so-synthetic synthesis of our conversation here.

You see him gradually realizing he cannot “write like everybody else. The last section is the obnoxious, nonsensical, Naked Lunch word-salad Burroughs is know for I just skimmed those last 40 pages.

But my sleeping compartment was chained off from the rest of the train, just like the one Kit travels in, and looking out on to that dry, beautiful, cruel landscape I could sense some of the desolation she feels. It looked like a place that has never really seen better days — and may not see many more days of any kind at all. It is what it is. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.