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The adding machine : selected essays

Author: William S Burroughs
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Little, Brown, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Arcade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Scintillating essays about the author himself, his interests, his influences, his friends and foes. He offers candid and not always flattering assessments of other writers. He ruminates on science and the often dubious paths into which it seem intent on leading us, whether into outer or inner space. Burroughs reviews his reviewers, explains his famous "cup-up" method, and discusses the role coincidence has played in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William S Burroughs
ISBN: 1559702109 9781559702102
OCLC Number: 27338000
Description: 201 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The name is Burroughs --
My own business --
Les voleurs --
Beauty and the bestseller --
A word to the wise guy --
Technology of writing --
Creative reading --
Ten years and a billion dollars --
It belongs to the cucumbers --
The fall of art --
Hemingway --
The great Gatsby --
The Johnson family --
Bugger the queen --
Civilian defense --
Sexual conditioning --
On Freud and the unconscious --
On coincidence --
Paris please stay the same --
God's own medicine --
The last junky --
The limits of control --
The hundred year plan --
Women : a biological mistake? --
Immortality --
It is necessary to travel--
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The four horsemen of the apocalypse --
The great glut --
POP and the heroids --
Mind war --
In the interests of national security --
Notes from Class transcript --
Who did what where and when? --
An epitaph --
My experiences with Wilhelm Reich's orgone box --
How you stop smoking --
The Maugham curse --
Remembering Jack Kerouac --
Beckett and Proust --
Graham Greene --
Cutting up characters --
A review of the reviewers --
Light reading.
Responsibility: William S. Burroughs.

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Scintillating essays about the author himself, his interests, his influences, his friends and foes. He offers candid and not always flattering assessments of other writers. He ruminates on science and the often dubious paths into which it seem intent on leading us, whether into outer or inner space. Burroughs reviews his reviewers, explains his famous "cup-up" method, and discusses the role coincidence has played in his life and his work.

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