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Title:Fuzz Against Junk: (The Saga of the Narcotics Brigade) & The Hero Maker
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$20.50)
Item ID:B009-4621
Publisher:New English Library (Four Square Ilustrated)/The Olympia Press, London, 1966
Edition:First Thus
Condition:Near Fine
New English Library (Four Square Ilustrated)/The Olympia Press, 1966, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, First Thus

Number 106 in The Olympia Press 'Traveller's Companion Series' (first published in Paris in 1960 & here re-issued by N.E.L.) Akbar del Piombo - illustrious subterranean luminary, mysterious, pseudonymous author of six darkly comic, wildly satirical collage novels, once widely believed to be a nom-de-plume of William S. Burroughs, but actually - acclaimed American artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator and filmmaker - Norman Rubington (1921-1991) who lived much of his adult life abroad, chiefly in Paris and Rome. Using source materials and methods similar to those used by Max Ernst to fashion his own collages, Rubington brought vital innovations to the collage novels he devised. The plot of this example recounts the exploits of Sir Edwin Fuzz, “foremost narcotics expert of the United Kingdom and sleuth par excellence,” who is summoned to New York city to aid in combating an unparalleled outbreak of criminality there, the consequence of an equally unprecedented epidemic of heroin addiction. Sir Edwin shrewdly concludes that the true epicentre of the mayhem besetting the city lies at the other end of the continent in San Francisco to which he leads a band of detectives where they disguise themselves as “beatniks" to catch an elusive figure known as “The Man,” a criminal genius and a master of disguise. The second tale - "The Hero Maker" is set in a dystopian society that has displaced Eros with Thanatos, a society so deeply imbued with a distorted version of the heroic ideal that all of its male citizens nourish no other ambition in life than that of dying heroically. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. unpaginated. no Dust Jacket as published.. Black titles spine. illustrated by b/w. drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Humour; Fantasy; Collage Novels; Art & Design; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4621.
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