William S. Burroughs könyvei a rukkolán
William S. Burroughs - Interzone
Interzone portrays the development of Burroughs's mature writing style by presenting a selection of pieces from the mid-1950s. His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning. Burroughs's close observations of humanity its ugliness and ignorance invites the reader to dispense with their traditional notions of decorum, and taste the world as he sees it.
William S. Burroughs - Exterminator!
Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Science-fantasy wars, racism, corporate capitalism, drug addiction, and various medical and psychiatric horrors all play their parts in this mosaiclike, experimental novel. Here is William S. Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious best.
William S. Burroughs - The Ticket That Exploded: The Restored Text
An outrageous hybrid of pulp science fiction, obscene experimental poetry, and manifesto for revolution, The Ticket That Exploded is a last chance antidote to the virus of lies spread by the ad men and con men of the Nova Mob, a call to arms against those driving our planet toward the point of destruction. Like the other two volumes of Burroughs' Cut-Up Trilogy, The Soft Machine and Nova Express, it is today as fresh in its form and as urgent in its message as it has ever been. Edited and introduced by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this new edition reveals how the book's cultural reach has expanded with the viral logic of Burroughs' multi-media creative methods.
William S. Burroughs - Last Words
Laid out as diary entries of the last nine months of Burroughs's life, "Last Words" spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns--literature, U.S. drug policy, the state of humanity, his love for his cats--permeate this poignant portrait of the man, his life, and the creative process.
William S. Burroughs - The Yage Letters Redux
In January 1953, William S. Burroughs began an expedition into the jungles of South America to find yage, the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon. From the notebooks he kept and the letters he wrote home to Allen Ginsberg, Burroughs composed a narrative of his adventures that later appeared as The Yage Letters. For this edition, Oliver Harris has gone back to the original manuscripts and untangled the history of the text, telling the fascinating story of its genesis and cultural importance. Also included in this edition are extensive materials, never before published, by both Burroughs and Ginsberg.
William S. Burroughs - Junky
Burroughs' first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through junk neighbourhoods in New York, New Orleans and Mexico City, through time spent kicking, time spent dealing and time rolling drunks for money, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report (by a writer trained in anthropology at Harvard) from the American post-war drug underground. A cult classic, it has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse and unapologetic tone. This definitive edition painstakingly recreates the author's original text word for word.
William S. Burroughs - Graham Masterton - Rules of Duel
Depressed reporter Tom Crisp, sometimes known as A14, finds himself embroiled in a web of intrigue as he tries to make sense of his incarceration at Tin Type Hall. ‘Just telling you’ his story unravels in a series of ‘silver film’ as he finds himself in a world full of double-agents such as the psychotic Motherwell the Everlasting Executioner, John Remorse the Serjeant of Time Film and Samuel Baptist the HM Inspector of Brothels. In a world where sexually-charged sofas ejaculate black horse hair and the Hypocritic Oath is blamed for failed medical procedures, Crisp stands helplessly by as Jack Beauregard, the Eater of Cities, is hunted down. It could all be the fault of the Mysterious Babies … but then maybe you can feel the ‘Cold Sun’ … Graham Masterton wrote Rules of Duel between 1964 and 1970, when he was friends with William S Burroughs, the creator of the intersection writing technique. Recently rediscovered, it stands as a thought-provoking, triumphant and poetic tribute to Burroughs. Rules of Duel is a clever and pervasive novel that turns literature on its head and makes the reader work to be part of the evolving plot. Complete with an original introduction by Burroughs, written before his death in 1997, Rules of Duel is a previously unpublished masterpiece from two of the greatest writers of their generations.
William S. Burroughs - William S. Burroughs' The Revised Boy Scout Manual
Before the era of fake news and anti-fascists, William S. Burroughs wrote about preparing for revolution and confronting institutionalized power. In this work, Burroughs’ parody becomes a set of rationales and instructions for destabilizing the state and overthrowing an oppressive and corrupt government. As with much of Burroughs’ work, it is hard to say if it is serious or purely satire. The work is funny, horrifying, and eerily prescient, especially concerning the use of language and social media to undermine institutions. The Revised Boy Scout Manual was a work Burroughs revisited many times, but which has never before been published in its complete form. Based primarily on recordings of a performance of the complete piece found in the archives at the OSU libraries, as well as various incomplete versions of the typescript found at Arizona State University and the New York Public Library archives, this lost masterpiece of satiric subversion is finally available in its entirety.
William S. Burroughs - Word Virus
William Burroughs was one of post-war America's most controversial and influential writers. This is the authoritative, indispensable anthology of his greatest work. Beginning early in William Burroughs' career with 'Junky', 'Queer' and a novel co-authored with Jack Kerouac, 'Word Virus' follows his trajectory through the major novels - including 'Naked Lunch' - to his final book, 'My Education', a series of meditations on his own extraordinary dream life. Biographical prefaces to each chapter, and an introductory essay by Beat historian Ann Douglas, provide invaluable context to this collection of the very best of William Burroughs, a unique and visionary writer.
William S. Burroughs - Nova Express
The diabolical Nova Criminals now include the nightmarish characters of Sammy the Butcher, Iron Claws, Izzy the Push and the Brown Artist, and are poised to wreak untold destruction on the world with their new-found control. Only Inspector Lee of the Nova Police has any chance of stopping them, by dismantling the word and image machine before its too late. The third book of Burroughs' linguistically prophetic cut-up trilogy following The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded Nova Express is a hilarious and Swiftian parody of bureaucracy and the frailty of the human animal.
William S. Burroughs - Electronic Revolution
A newly issued and reformatted, beautifully designed larger version of this bilingual German/English work, published in Germany by Pociao's Expanded Media Editions, featuring a photo of the author by Brion Gysin. "I have described here a number of weapons and tactics in the war game. Weapons that change consciousness could call the war game in question. All games are hostile. Basically there is only one game from here to eternity. . . ". William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs - Burroughs Live
Burroughs Live gathers all the interviews, both published and unpublished, given by William Burroughs, as well as conversations with well-known writers, artists, and musicians such as Tenessee Williams, Timothy Leary, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, and Gregory Corso. The book provides a fascinating account of Burroughs's life as a literary outlaw. Illuminating many aspects of his work and many facets of his mind, it brings out his scathing humor, powerful intelligence, and nightmarish vision.
William S. Burroughs - The Finger
'He felt a sudden deep pity for the finger joint that lay there on the dresser, a few drops of blood gathering around the white bone.' A deliberately severed finger, a junky's Christmas miracle and a Tangier con-artist, among others, feature in these hallucinogenic sketches and stories from the infamous Beat legend. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
William S. Burroughs - A halott utak vidéke
William S. Burroughs, a XX. század egyik kultikus íróguruja (a Meztelen ebéd szerzője). Utolsó regénytrilógiájának második kötete, amely folytatása A vörös éjszaka városainak, a tőle megszokott stílusban nyújt utopisztikus képet az emberről. Ez a kötet is beavatás, beavatás a lét sötét titkaiba, alászálás a tudat mély rétegeibe.
William S. Burroughs - The Soft Machine: The Restored Text
A terrifying, surreal space-age odyssey, The Soft Machine initiated Burroughs' Cut-Up Trilogy that includes Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded. The book draws the reader into an unmappable textual space, where nothing is true and everything is permitted, to make a total assault on the colonising powers of planet earth that have turned us all into machines. Edited and introduced by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this new edition clarifies for the first time the extraordinary history of The Soft Machine's writing and rewriting, demolishing the myths of Burroughs' chance-based writing methods and demonstrating for a new generation the significance of his greatest experiment.
William S. Burroughs - Tornado Alley
Tornado Alley is a collection of short stories and one poem by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs, written during the later years of his career and first published in 1989. The first edition of the book included illustrations by S. Clay Wilson.
William S. Burroughs - The Job
William Burroughs' work was dedicated to an assault upon language, traditional values and all agents of control. Produced at a time when he was at his most extreme and messianic, "The Job" lays out his abrasive, incisive, paranoiac, maddened and maddening worldview in interviews interspersed with stories and other writing. On the Beat movement, the importance of the cut-up technique, the press, Scientology, capital punishment, drugs, good and evil, the destruction of nations, Deadly Orgone Radiation and whether violence just in words is violence enough - Burroughs' insights show why he was one of the most influential writers and one of the sharpest, most startling and strangest minds of his generation.
William S. Burroughs - Ah Pook Is Here and Other Texts
Ah Pook Is Here was a collaboration between author William S. Burroughs and artist Malcolm Mc Neill. It began in 1970, when Burroughs was living in London and Mc Neill was in his final year of art school. It first appeared under the title The Unspeakable Mr. Hart as a comic strip in the English Cyclops. When that magazine ceased publication, Burroughs and Mc Neill decided to develop the concept as a book. After a year of research and preliminary design the text of the book had expanded from 11 pages to 50, and a complete mockup had been produced. By this point, the work had been renamed Ah Puch Is Here in reference to the Mayan Death God. Straight Arrow Books in San Francisco agreed to publish the proposed work in 1971 as a "Word/Image novel" which was to comprise 120 pages, some of integrated text and image, some of text alone and some which featured only pictures. In 1973, Mc Neill moved to San Francisco from London to finish the project. However, the small advance proffered by the publisher made any more than a few months of working full-time on the project impossible, and when Straight Arrow closed in 1974 the book was without a publisher. Nevertheless, Mc Neill moved to New York in 1975 to rejoin Burroughs and continue the work. They were unable to find another publisher and after seven years on and off, the project was finally abandoned. It was subsequently published in 1979 (by John Calder and Viking Penguin) in text form only under the original title of Ah Pook Is Here.
William S. Burroughs - The Cat Inside
Originally published as a limited –edition volume, The Cat Inside is William S. Burroughs’s moving and witty discourse on cats, one that combines deadpan routines and dream passages with a heartwarming account of his unexpected friendships with the many cats he has known. It is also a meditation on the long, mysterious relationship between cats and their human hosts, which Burroughs traces back to the Egyptian cult of the “animal other”. With its street sense, arcane erudition, and whiplash prose, The Cat Inside is a genuine revelation for Burroughs fans and cat lovers alike.
William S. Burroughs - My Education
My Education is Burroughs's last novel, first published two years before his death in 1997. It is a book of dreams, collected over several decades and as close to a memoir as we will see. The dreams cover themes from the mundane and ordinary conversations with his friends Allen Ginsberg or Ian Sommerville, feeding his cats, procuring drugs or sex to the erotic, bizarre and visionary. Always a rich source of imagery in Burroughs's own fiction, in this book dreams become a direct and powerful force in themselves.
William S. Burroughs - Dead Fingers Talk
Dead Fingers Talk, first published in 1963, was the fifth novel published by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. The book was originally published by John Calder in association with Olympia Press. The book combines sections from Burroughs' earlier novels, Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded, in an attempt to create a new narrative. It is sometimes referred to as a compilation, but this is technically incorrect. Its plot cannot be easily described, although it can be said focuses upon conspiracy and the hero getting away from the police. Although the publisher John Calder claimed that it contained previously unpublished material, this extra text has never been identified. Dead Fingers Talk, like many of Burroughs' works, was controversial upon its release. It was the subject of a scathing review in the Times Literary Supplement that resulted in a war of words between supporters and detractors of the novel (and Burroughs in general) that played out in the magazine's letters page for months. The book itself is considered one of the rarer of Burroughs' novels, and despite some reprints in the 1970s, has otherwise been out of print for years.
William S. Burroughs - The Western Lands
A fascinating mix of autobiographical episodes and extraordinary Egyptian theology, Burroughs's final novel is poignant and melancholic. Blending war films and pornography, and referencing Kafka and Mailer, The Western Lands confirms his status as one of America's greatest writers. The final novel of the trilogy containing Cities of the Red Night and The Place of Dead Roads, this is a profound meditation on morality, loneliness, life and death.
William S. Burroughs - The Place of Dead Roads
William Burroughs' surreal fable set in America's Old West features a cast of notorious characters: The Crying Gun, who breaks into tears at the sight of his opponent; The Priest, who goes into gunfights giving his adversaries the last rites; and The Nihilistic Kid himself, Kim Carson, who, with a succession of beautiful sidekicks, sets out to challenge the morality of smalltown America. With a narrative of fantastical proportions and a rich, dry, growling humour, 'The Place of Dead Roads' continues Burroughs' exploration of society's controlling forces -- the State, the Church, women, literature, drugs -- with a style utterly unique in 20th century literature.
William S. Burroughs - The Adding Machine
Acclaimed by Norman Mailer more than twenty years ago as ’’possibly the only American writer of genius,” William S. Burroughs has produced a body of work unique in our time. In these scintillating essays, he writes wittily and wisely about himself, his interests, his influences, his friends and foes. He offers candid and not always flattering assessments of such diverse writers as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Samuel Beckett, and Marcel Proust. He ruminates on science and the often dubious paths into which it semms intent on leading us, whether into outer or inner space. He reviews his reviewers, explains his famous ’’cut up” method, and discusses the role coincidence has played in his life and his work. As satirist and parodist, William Burroughs has no peer, as these varied works, written over three decades, amply reveal.
Jack Kerouac - William S. Burroughs - És megfőttek a vízilovak
1944-ben döbbenetes gyilkosság rázta meg a baráti társaságot, amelyből aztán a beatnemzedék legnagyobb írói kinőttek. A történet és a véres végkifejlet – a bonyolult kapcsolat, mely egy szép, tehetséges, szexuális identitását még csak kereső fiú és középkorú, őrülten szerelmes mentora, gyámja és zaklatója között kialakult – nemcsak az újságok számára volt szenzáció, hanem írók egész sorát igézte meg. Az akkor huszonkét éves Jack Kerouac és a harmincéves William S. Burroughs – még mindkettő ismeretlen, sehol sem publikáló író – közösen megírta a maga változatát, mely nemcsak a bűnügy sztorija, hanem a későbbi beat spontán, szikár stílusában varázsolja elénk New York hangulatát a háború utolsó éveiben – és annak az elveszett nemzedéknek az útkeresését, amely Amerika addigi értékrendjét sok szempontból felrúgva, sőt dühösen elátkozva, az életben és a művészetben is egyre új kalandokra vágyott. A kisregényt sokáig csak mint legendát – mint Kerouac és Burroughs korai, elveszett közös művét – tartották számon a beatirodalom rajongói. De a mű nem veszett el, csak évtizedekig meglapult egy dobozban, mert főhőse, a két író fiatalkori barátja, aki a gyilkosság miatti büntetését letöltve neves újságíró lett, nem járult hozzá a megjelentetéséhez. Végül csak az ő halála után, 2008-ban látott napvilágot a könyv: „a gyilkosság története, amely megszülte a beatnemzedéket”.
William S. Burroughs - Cities of the Red Night
An opium addict is lost in the jungle; young men wage war against an empire of mutants; a handsome young pirate faces his execution; and the world's population is infected with a radioactive epidemic. These stories are woven together in a single tale of mayhem and chaos. In the first novel of the trilogy continued in The Place of Dead Roads and The Western Lands, William Burroughs sharply satirizes modern society in a poetic and shocking story of sex, drugs, disease and adventure.
William S. Burroughs - Meztelen ebéd
Burroughsnak, a 2. világháború utáni amerikai irodalom fenegyerekének első magyarul megjelenő regénye olyan világot mutat be, amelyet a szerző - miután két évtizeden át volt krónikus kábítószer-élvező és -kereskedő - tudományos alapossággal ismer: a szenvtelen, érzelmektől mentes erőszak világát. E sötét pokolbugyorban az ember teljesen kiszolgáltatottan, önnön szenvedélye rabjaként elveszti kapcsolatát a valósággal, a víziók, rémálmok, egy képzelt valóság birodalmába sodródik. Morbid humorral, iróniával elbeszélt, apró történetekből összemontírozott regény a Meztelen ebéd, amely szerkezetében is követi a drogok előidézte látomások logikáját, illetve logikátlanságát, az áldozatul esettek nyomorúságos széthullását, testi, lelki, fizikai leépülését, pusztulását.
William S. Burroughs - El almuerzo desnudo
El almuerzo desnudo, una de las novelas más míticas de la literatura norteamericana, es un descenso a los infiernos de la droga y una denuncia horrorizada y sardónica, onírica y alucinatoria de la sociedad actual, un mundo sin esperanza ni futuro. Burroughs dispara sus flechas contra las religiones, el ejército, la universidad, la sexualidad, la justicia corrupta, los traficantes tramposos, el colonialismo, la burocracia y la psiquiatría representada por el siniestro Dr. Benway, el gran manipulador de conciencias, el experto en Control total.
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