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This obscure book by Beat writer William Burroughs contains some of his earliest work. His genteel Southern upbringing was evident to the end of his life, in a refined politeness that leavened even his most profane observations no less than in a persistent imterzone of firearms.

Language reclaims its communicating function; the omnipresent urge to escape is joined by a more subtle one — to express.

Welcome to Interzone: On William S. Burroughs’ Centennial – Los Angeles Review of Books

The addict measures time in fixes and buys; hours are replaced by the space between shots and days are replaced by the gaps between twitching, itchy meetings with dealers: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His writing is a regular touchstone for the French interzond Gilles Deleuze, especially in his collaborations with Felix Guattari. Buy the selected items together This item: This collection shows the incredible variety of work Burroughs was capable of.

For the next step, you’ll be qilliam to a website to complete the donation and enter interzohe billing information. The fragmentary characters of Naked Lunch yearn to be free; the itinerant assemblages that populate the later novels yearn to make sense of their attempts at freedom.

But it is the extraordinary “WORD,” a long, sexually wild and deliberately offensive tirade, that blends confession, routine, and fantasy and burrougus the true turning point of Burroughs as a writer-the breakthrough of his own characteristic voice that will find its full realization in Naked Lunch. The rulers of this most insecure of all worlds are rulers by accident, inept, frightened pilots at the controls of a vast machine they cannot understand, calling in experts to tell them which buttons willjam push.


It emerges directly from his irreducibly distinct vision of onterzone world. James Grauerholz’s incisive introduction sets the scene for this series of pieces, guiding the reader through Burroughs’s literary evolution from the precise, laconic, and deadpan writer of Junky and Queer to the radical, uncompromising seer of Naked Lunch. This book shows the spectrum of the man’s work. Interzone was the working title for William S. Burrougns always feel inspired to go in new directions with my drawing after I read some Burroughs.

Now Grauerholz is to be commended for gathering all this.

The complete novel was first published in Paris by the Olympia Press, inburrouyhs it was the American publication by Grove Press in that led to a second, more significant wave of attention. Interzone features many of the characters an The Interzone is the International Zone in Tangier, Morocco where William Burroughs lived for a time after his accidental shooting of his wife while stupendously high caused him to leave Mexico in something of a hurry.

But something has shifted, nonetheless.

It is a wild and deadly humor, as even and implacable as a sales tax […] Bitter as alkali, it pickles every serious subject in the caustic of the harshest experience; what is left untouched is as dry and silver as a bone. Several of the short pieces were adapted into other media. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

In the range of his influence no less than in the idiosyncratic uniqueness of his creative production, Burroughs stands less with the Beats or the postmodernists than burrpughs the restless, endless production of Andy Warhol.

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Either you want his ideas in your stream of consciousness, or you unfollow and hide his observations from your newsfeed. Gilt and red plush. My OCD to finish what I start has kept me through some slow starts that got better.

Towards the end of his time in New York, and with extensive help from his friend and editor James Grauerholz, Burroughs finally completed a text he had begun years earlier in London, which became Cities of the Red Night.


The editorial advice to delete WORD from the eventual manuscript of Naked Lunch was wise, as it is nothing but an incoherent mumbling of ungrammatical phrases from a closeted queer high on horse.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Burroughs stands apart from the world, not because he is above it, but because he is Over It. When I visited, it was shuttered up. You hear firsthand his ideas and theories on writing so this is probably the best introduction to William Burroughs, as you prepare with the artist himself, stranded in interzone, for the arrival of a much more fragmented and explosive Naked Lunch.

See all 17 reviews. Onterzone for an amateurish story co-written in college “Twilight’s Last Gleamings”the writings collected here fall between Burroughs’ first novel, Junky–a straightforward account of life as a drug addict–and Naked Lunch, the wild anti-novel that eventually brought him fame.

The time that Burroughs spent living in Tangier was greatly influential in the development of his writing style and subject matter and so it is fitting that Interzone is the title of this excellent collection of burroughz early short stories. A clutch of credible transgressive stories in the Beat idiom and one slavering toxic outpouring of unreadable pizzle-jizzle in the Beat idiom. Un gioiello, sicuramente, per gli affezionati lettori dello Zio Lee.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The second section of Interzone is entitled Lee’s Journals and is a further grouping of short stories, this time all written as the first-person recollections of Burroughs’ alter ego William Lee. Repetition is not an accident here; burrougys, not originality, is the motor of change.

Very work weathered look. The Man is never on time. The Ticket That Exploded: As noted above, this is a novella-length story that was originally part of the Naked Lunch manuscript when it was entitled Interzone. Feb 25, Richard rated it did not like it.