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Title:A William Burroughs Reader - edited by John Calder
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.90)
Item ID:B009-4632
Publisher:Picador/Pan Books, London, 1982
Condition:Very Good
Picador/Pan Books, 1982, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First

This volume contains substantial extracts from the following books: Naked Lunch (1959), Soft Machine (1962), The Ticket That Exploded (1962), Nova Express (1965), Wild Boys (1969), Exterminator (1973), Third Mind (1979) and Cities Of The Red Night (1981). There is a lengthy introduction by John Calder and an introduction to each of the aforementioned chapters. The excerpts are as follows; From Naked Lunch: Article from The British Journal of Addiction, Deposition, Testimony Concerning A Sickness, The Drug Scene, Doctors And Scientists, Meeting of International Conference of Technological Psychiatry, Technology and Control, Eros and Thanatos, The County Clerk, The Flash. From Soft Machine comes Dead On Arrival, Early Answer, Case of The Celluloid Kali, Pretend An Interest, Dead Fingers Talk. Selections from The Ticket That Exploded include In A Strange Bed, Do You Love Me?, Operation Rewrite and Combat Troops In The Area. Nova Express includes Last Word, Prisoners Come Out, Pry Yourself Loose And Listen, Chinese Laundry, Inflexible Authority, Melted Into Air and Clom Friday. Featured in Exterminator are Davy Jones, The Teacher, Old Movie, Cold Lost Marbles, whilst The Third Mind includes Minutes To Go, an Interview from 1966, The Cut-Up Method of Bryan Gysin, Cut-ups by Brion Gysin and Fold-ins. Chapters from Cities Of The Red Night include The Health Officer, The Rescue, The Private Asshole, Fever Spoor, Are You In Salt, Horse Hattock, Quien Es, Even The Cockroaches, Necesita Automovil and We Are Here Because Of You. The book concludes with a selected bibliography of books by and about Burroughs. To rear is a six-page list of publisher's titles. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 377 + 6 pages. spine slightly cocked. no Dust Jacket as published.. Black titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Beat Generation; American Literature; New Age & Alternative; United States; 1960s; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0330267620. ISBN/EAN: 9780330267625. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4632.
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