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Brion Gysin : his name was master

Author: Brion Gysin; Genesis P-Orridge; Peter Christopherson; Jon Savage; Andrew M McKenzie
Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden : Trapart Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Brion Gysin (1916-86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the 'cut-up' technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker and revered expat: together with his friend Paul Bowles, he more or less constructed the post-beatnik romanticism for life and magic in Morocco, and was also a protagonist in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Named Person: Brion Gysin; Brion Gysin; Brion Gysin; Brion Gysin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brion Gysin; Genesis P-Orridge; Peter Christopherson; Jon Savage; Andrew M McKenzie
ISBN: 9789198324365 9198324365
OCLC Number: 1035554729
Description: 383 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: His name was master
Responsibility: texts & interviews by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Peter Christopherson and Jon Savage ; edited with notes by Andrew M. McKenzie.

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Brion Gysin (1916-86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the 'cut-up' technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker and revered expat: together with his friend Paul Bowles, he more or less constructed the post-beatnik romanticism for life and magic in Morocco, and was also a protagonist in an international gay culture with inspirational reaches in both America and Europe. Not surprisingly, Gysin has become something of a cult figure. One of the artists he inspired is Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who collaborated with both Gysin and Burroughs in the 1970s, during his work with Throbbing Gristle and COUM Transmissions. The interviews made by P-Orridge have since become part of a New Wave/Industrial mythos. This volume presents them in their entirety alongside three texts on Gysin by P-Orridge, plus an introduction. Additional material includes a substantial interview by British punk journalist Jon Savage. This book is an exclusive insight into the mind of a man P-Orridge describes as 'a kind of Leonardo da Vinci of the last century,' and a fantastic complement to existing biographies and monographs.

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