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Word virus : the William S. Burroughs reader

Author: William S Burroughs; James Grauerholz; Ira Silverberg
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD audio : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An anthology by a major literary figure of this century. It includes an account of his brief career as a cockroach exterminator and an essay in homage to Jack Kerouac.
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Genre/Form: Proofs (Printing)
Aufsatzsammlung
Literary collections
Biography
Named Person: William S Burroughs; William S Burroughs; William S Burroughs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William S Burroughs; James Grauerholz; Ira Silverberg
ISBN: 0802116299 9780802116291 080213694X 9780802136947
OCLC Number: 38042974
Notes: Collected in one volume the essential writings of America's foremost literary innovator.
Description: xxxi, 532 p. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The name is Burroughs. The name is Burroughs / James Grauerholz --
from The adding machine. The name is Burroughs (excerpt) --
Personal magnetism --
Twilight's last gleamings / with Kells Elvins --
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks (excerpt) / with Jack Kerouac. A hard-boiled reporter. A hard-boiled reporter / James Grauerholz --
from Junky. Prologue ; Selections --
from Queer. Selections ; Epilogue : Mexico City return (excerpts) ; Introduction (excerpts) --
The yagé letters. Selections ; Roosevelt after inauguration. Interzone. Interzone / James Grauerholz --
from Interzone (1988 anthology). International zone ; Lee's journals (excerpts) ; Spare ass Annie ; Ginsberg notes (excerpts) ; WORD (excerpts) --
from Naked lunch. I can feel the heat closing in ; The black meat ; Hospital (excerpts) ; The market (excerpts) ; Islam, Inc. (excerpts) ; Ordinary men and women (excerpt: The talking asshole) ; Atrophied preface ; Quick--. The cut-ups. The cut-ups / James Grauerholz --
from The soft machine. Dead on arrival ; Case of the celluloid Kali ; The Mayan caper ; Where you belong ; Uranian Willy --
from The ticket that exploded. See the action, B.J.? ; Do you love me? ; Operation rewrite ; Call the old doctor twice? ; The invisible generation --
from Nova express. Last words ; Prisoners, come out ; Pry yourself loose and listen ; So pack your ermines ; Shift coordinate points ; Coordinate points ; Short count ; Twilight's last gleaming ; Pay color ; Pay off the marks? ; Clom Fliday. Inspector Lee : nova heat. Inspector Lee : nova heat / James Grauerholz --
from The Burroughs file. Ancient face gone out ; The beginning is also the end ; Who is the third that walks beside you ; The last post danger ahead ; Last awning flaps on the pier ; St. Louis return --
from The third mind / with Brion Gysin. The exterminator ; The future of the novel ; Notes on these pages ; Technical deposition of the virus power ; In present time --
from The job. The American non-dream ; Institute of Advanced Sexual Studies : academy bulletin no. 18 ; Electronic revolution ; Control --
from The adding machine. It is necessary to travel--
; Remembering Jack Kerouac --
from The Burroughs file. The Bay of Pigs --
from Roosevelt after inauguration and other atrocities. When did I stop wanting to be President? ; Roosevelt after inauguration : a new introduction --
from The adding machine. A word to the wise guy ; The limits of control ; Les voleurs ; Immortality ; The Johnson family (excerpts). Queer utopia. Queer utopia / James Grauerholz --
from The wild boys. And bury the bread deep in a sty ; The penny arcade peep show ; Mother and I would like to know ; The wild boys smile --
from Exterminator!. Exterminator! ; The discipline of DE ; What Washington? What orders? ; From here to eternity ; Seeing red ; The "Priest" they called him ; Cold lost marbles. The red night trilogy. The red night trilogy / James Grauerholz --
from Cities of the red night. Fore! ; Invocation ; Politics here is death ; Harbor point ; The private asshole ; Lettre de marque (excerpt) ; Port Roger (excerpt) ; Cities of the red night ; We are here because of you ; Return to Port Roger --
from The place of dead roads (selections). Shoot-out in Boulder ; For three days Kim had camped on the mesa top--
; Kim has never doubted the possibility of an afterlife--
; Kim got off the stage at Cottonwood Junction ; Look at this picture from Tom's collection--
; Kim recruits a band of flamboyant and picturesque outlaws--
; Killed in the Manhattan shoot-out--April 3, 1894--
; William Seward Hall--
; Kim sees his life as a legend--
; Guy Graywood arrived from New York--
; Kim spent three years in Paris--
; The guide traces the area on the map--
; So in what guise shall he return to the New World--
; Kim is heading north for Boulder--
--
from The Western lands (selections). The old writer lived in a boxcar by the river--
; Joe the Dead lowered the rifle--
; Neferti is eating breakfast--
; The door dog is a limited artifact--
; Consider the one god universe--
; The road to the Western lands--
; Neferti is dropping his ego, his me--
; June 6, 1985 : Friday : I am in Iran someplace--
; In present-day Egypt--
; The land of the dead : a long street with trees--
; The wishing machine ; It was a hectic, portentous time in Paris, in 1959--. Late work. Late work / James Grauerholz --
from The cat inside (selections) --
from My education : a book of dreams (selections). Content on sound disc. Twilight's last gleamings (from Interzone) --
Roosevelt after inauguration (from The yage letters) --
Dr. Benway is operating in an auditorium (from Naked lunch) --
Last words of Hassan Sabbah (from Nova Express) --
The unworthy vessel (from Nova Express) --
The name is Clem Snide (from Cities of the red night) --
My protagonist Kim Carson (from The Place of dead roads) --
The Mummy piece (from The place of dead roads).
Other Titles: William S. Burroughs reader
Responsibility: edited by James Grauerholz and Ira Silverberg ; with an introduction by Ann Douglas.

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An anthology by a major literary figure of this century. It includes an account of his brief career as a cockroach exterminator and an essay in homage to Jack Kerouac.

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