Interzone [William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In William Burroughs settled in Tangiers. Interzone. William S. Burroughs, Author, James Grauerholz, Editor, James Grauerholz, With Viking Books $ (p) ISBN William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch. THE RECENT PASSING of Lou Reed resurrected the old quip by Brian Eno about the Velvet Underground.

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It was a clear bright day, but there was warmth in the sun. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Even at his best he’s not that great, a mediocre writer to be sure. There are revealing points of sentiment, especially his repeated sorrows about the death of Joan his wife, killed accidentally by his hand in a drunken game of William Gurroughsand his admission that he was subject to erratic compassion, and although sometimes cold could not endure the suffering of a child; he ruthlessly expunged sentimentality in ibterzone published work.

Preview — Interzone by William S. Willuam with William S. Towards the end of his time in New York, and with extensive help from his friend and editor Interzkne Grauerholz, Burroughs finally completed a text he had begun years earlier in London, which became Cities of the Red Night. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. But the brilliance of this symbolic universe is precisely its endlessly permutating polyvalence.

Burroufhs example, the location which Burroughs sets many of his later books, Interzone, is a reference to Tangier and the fact that it is split up between multiple countries, therefore, international zone.

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”.


Some of Burroughs most coherent work, and IMHO a better glimpse of his capabilities than the silly little heroin-based rantings.

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In the experimental novels of his second phase, Burroughs strains not only against the integrity of the novelistic form but against the very coherence of words, against the enforced linearity not just of plot but of meaning itself. Moreover, the concluding section entitled “WORD” was part of the original Naked Lunch manuscript but was cut during the editing process according to the introduction by editor James Grauerholz.

As such, this volume, according to Grauerholtz, essentially showcases Burroughs’ transition from his early autobiographical Junky and Queer phase to the later full-fledged fantasist of Naked Lunch and beyond.

This story differs from another Burroughs piece titled “Twilight’s Last Gleamings,” which was published in the s collection, Exterminator! Spooky at times, weird at times, hillarious at times, gotta love it.

Interzone by William S. Burroughs

The Definitive Text of “Junk”. Perhaps the most notable of the Stories is “Twilight’s Last Gleamings” which was originally written in in collaboration with Burroughs’ childhood friend Kells Elvins and is widely accepted as being his first attempt at fiction. Jul 27, Michael rated it did not like it.

James Grauerholz edited it. So, do I recommend it? Danny shivered with an inner cold. 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. But something has shifted, nonetheless.

I am a squeamish reader when it comes to any depictions of bodily mutilation. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Interestingly, although WORD marked a turning point in Burroughs’ career from which he would never retreat, it’s tone and style are quite unique since he never again went quite so far as to produce such a profane, sometimes incomprehensible, word soup.

English Choose a language for shopping. Letter to the Editor: In all, food for doubt that adds little to the Burroughs reputation. Burroughs, born years ago today, may well be the Velvet Underground of American literature. Part 3 is an early routine that presages Naked Lunch.


The writings in this text take place roughly between andw Parts 1 and 2 are straight ahead and hard-boiled, early writings butroughs show where he begins his obsessions. The guy is dope sick but he comes across a young man with kidney sto Another A for Mr.


I enjoyed the short story section best of all. Buy the selected items together This item: Burroughs Reader Burroughs, William S. This obscure book by Beat writer William Burroughs contains some of his earliest work. Write a customer review. I do like Burroughs’s imagery, and two remarks he made about the living dead gave me a chuckle.

When finished, though, you’re much less certain you interzoen to be there, for these fugitive pieces of mostly questionable merit will interest only dedicated Burroughs fans.

Unless your baby swallows a quarter, you’ll never have to dig through so much infantile shit for so little reward. The Yage Letters The Job: When I visited, it was shuttered up. I really enjoyed the short stories.

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What had intrigued me about Burroughs I’d long since become jaded to. Nov 02, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Thank you for signing up! Divided willia, three sections, each section is just long enough to engage and enthrall without being too excessive. You see him gradually realizing he cannot “write like everybody else. Ma anche, un testo sperimentale e audace per chi vuole provare qualcosa di diverso. This is no accident.