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William S. Burroughs - Narkós
"Az ​ember azért lesz narkófüggő, mert nincs semmilyen más motivációja. A narkó alapból győz, pedig csak kíváncsiságból próbáltam ki" - nyilatkozta William Burroughs saját függőségéről. Önéletrajzi ihletésű regénye, a Narkós főszereplője a marihuánától a heroinig szinte minden létező szert nagykanállal fogyaszt, és hogy könnyebben hozzájusson az anyaghoz, dílerkedik is. Miközben újra és újra megpróbál lejönni a drogokról, végigjárja a háború utáni Amerika underground helyszíneit a lerobbant New York-i bérlakásoktól New Orleans melegbárjain át a mexikóvárosi alvilágig... Burroughs első regénye, amelyet témája és szókimondása miatt 1953-ban csak Allen Ginsberg segítségével tudott megjelentetni, azóta kultuszkönyvvé vált. Életművének jelentős darabja ez, melyben lenyűgöző őszinteséggel néz szembe önmagával, és hitelesen, szinte szociografikus pontossággal tár fel egy öntörvényű, egyszerre izgalmas és félelmetes világot. Jelen kiadásunk az 1977-es teljes, Oliver Harris által helyreállított szövegkiadáson alapul, amelyet a kritikai jegyzetek mellett számos függelékkel egészítettek ki, többek között Allen Ginsberg méltatásával és egy, az eredeti kéziratból kimaradt fejezettel. "A drogmámor annyi, mint átmenetileg kiszabadulni az öregedő, elővigyázatos, akadékoskodó testből."

William S. Burroughs - Jack Kerouac - Vízilóleves
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

William S. Burroughs - Letters ​to Allen Ginsberg
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

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 - 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 - Brion Gysin - The ​Third Mind
The ​Third Mind is a book by Beat Generation novelist William S. Burroughs and artist/poet/novelist Brion Gysin. First published in a French-language edition in 1977, it was published in English in 1978. It contains numerous short fiction pieces as well as poetry by Gysin, and an interview with Burroughs. Some chapters had previously been published in various literary journals between 1960 and 1973.

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 - Allen Ginsberg - The ​Yage Letters
An ​early epistolary novel by William Burroughs, whose 1951 account of himself as as junkie, published under the pseudonym William Lee, ended Yage may be the final fix. In letters to Allen Ginsberg, an unknown young poet in New York, his journey to the Amazon jungle is recorded, detailing picaresque incidents of a search for a telepathic-hallucinogenic-mind-expanding drug called yage (Ayahuasca, or Banisteripsis Caape), used by Amazon indian doctors for finding lost objects, mostly bodies and souls. Author and recipient of these letters met again in New York, Christmas 1953, and edited the writings to form this single book. The correspondence contains the first seeds of the later Burroughsian fantasy in Naked Lunch. Seven years later Ginsberg in Peru writes his old guru an account of his own visions and terrors with the same drug, appealing for further counsel. Burroughs' mysterious reply is sent. The volume concludes with two epilogues: a short note from Ginsberg on his return from the Orient years later reassuring Self that he is still here on earth, and a final poetic cut-up by Burroughs, I am dying, Meester?

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 ​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 - 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 - 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 - Rub ​Out the Words
These ​letters cover the activities of Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac in the years that gave birth to the "Beat Generation". Written mostly to Ginsberg or Kerouac, the letters provide a rare glimpse into Burroughs' psyche, revealing his struggle with drug addiction, his confusion over his sexual identity, and his search for a form fluid enough to mirror his mind and art.

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 - 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 - Naked ​Scientology / Ali's Smile
Nonfiction. ​NAKED SCIENTOLOGY contains articles and letters by Burroughs critiquing Scientology, a religion with which he was involved for some time and toward which he maintains a reserved curiosity. According to Burroughs, some of the techniques are highly valuable and warrant further study and experimentation, while on the other hand he is in flat disagreement with the organizational policy. ALI'S SMILE is a hallucinatory dream-tale that loosely takes as its subject the negative effects of Scientology. Bilingual, in English and German.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Cobble ​Stone Gardens
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

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 - Nova ​Express: The Restored Text
The ​most ferociously political and prophetic book of the Cut-Up Trilogy, Nova Express fires the reader into a textual outer space to show us our burning planet and to reveal the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. As with The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded, William Burroughs deploys his cut-up methods to make a visionary demand that we take back the world that has been stolen from us. Edited and introduced by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this new edition reveals how Nova Express was cut from an extraordinary wealth of typescripts to create startling new forms of poetic possibility. 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 - Port ​of Saints
The ​mind-boggling story of a man whose alternate selves take him on a fantastic journey through space, time, and sexuality.

William S. Burroughs - Painting ​and Guns
2 ​essays: The Creative Observer, The War Universe

Alan E. Nourse - William S. Burroughs - Pengefutár
A ​21. századi Amerika egészségügyi rendszere összeomlott, a törvénykezés az ellátást az állampolgárok teljes és végleges sterilizálásához köti, a kórházakban pedig az orvosokat komputerek és robotok váltják föl. Mindezzel a kormányzat a vérengzésbe torkolló egészséglázadásokra keresett megoldást, de a helyzetet némiképp túlreagálta. A rendszerből kikerültekkel illegalitásba menekült orvosok foglalkoznak csak, akik ha kell, műtenek a konyhaasztalon is. Ám az egészségügyi készleteket a hatóságok szigorúan felügyelik, rendelkezéseik kijátszása csupán alvilági módszerekkel sikerülhet. Billy az ellenálló orvosok köré szerveződött földalatti mozgalom tagja, csempész, azaz "pengefutár". Az életét kockáztatja azért, hogy mások megmenekülhessenek. A rendszer ellensége ő, mégis az amerikai nép egyik utolsó reménysége. E könyv utóélete legalább olyan izgalmas, mint maga a történet. Alan E. Nourse 1974-es regényét Hollywood leopciózta, és meg is kezdődtek az előmunkálatok. A legendás William Burroughs irodalmi forgatókönyvet készített belőle, a film azonban sosem valósult meg. A forgatókönyv végül Ridley Scott kezébe került, akinek nagyon megtetszett a cím, így megvásárolta a jogokat... hogy egy egészen más filmet forgathasson le, a Szárnyas fejvadászt. Kötetünk az eredeti regényt és az irodalmi forgatókönyvet egyaránt tartalmazza, valódi csemegével szolgálva mind az irodalom, mind a film szerelmeseinek.

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.

William S. Burroughs - A ​vörös éjszaka városai
A ​beatirodalom egyik legismertebb figurája A vörös éjszaka városait 1981-ben írta, de a benne felvázolt őrült, apokaliptikus látomás még ma is aktuális. A könyv úgy kezdődik, mint egymástól független történetek sorozata: az egyik 1923-ban játszódik, a másik a XVIII. század körül egy kalózhajón, a harmadik a modern kori Amerikában, egy magánnyomozó kalandjait megörökítve. Ám rá kell jönnünk, hogy ez a sok szál mind összefügg, hiszen Burroughs munkájában nemcsak az egyes korok, hanem az egyes emberek közötti határok is elmosódnak. S miközben a valóságról kiderül, hogy vízió, a vízióról pedig, hogy valóság, a kábítószerfüggő író időutazásról, szexről, halálról, (újjá)születésről, bizarr rítusokról mesél őrült, nehezen megfejthető mondatokkal. Az olvasónak – miközben egyre kevésbé érti a dolgot – nincs is más dolga, mint hogy drukkoljon, nehogy a hagymázas vízió jóslattá váljon.

William S. Burroughs - A ​William Burroughs Reader
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

William S. Burroughs - Ghost ​of Chance
Ghost ​of Chance is an adventure story set in the jungle of Madagascar and filled with the obsessions that mark the work of the man who Norman Mailer once called, "the only American writer possessed by genius." While tripping through the author's trademark concerns?drugs, paranoia, and lemurs, this short novel tells an important story about environmental devastation in a way that only Burroughs can tell it.

William S. Burroughs - Roosevelt ​After Inauguration
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

William S. Burroughs - The ​Burroughs File
Trenchant ​writings by that sardonic "hombre invisible," William Seward Burroughs, perpetrator of Naked Lunch and other shockers. These malefic and beatific, mordant and hilarious straight-face reports on life are mostly from scatter-shot publications in obscure places, foreign and domestic. Including complete texts from White Subway, Cobblestone Gardens, and The Retreat Diaries, this collection delineates Burroughs' comprehensive world-view and his "insurrectionary sense of America's underside," as Tom Carson epitomized it in The Village Voice. Also included are essays on Burroughs by Alan Ansen and Paul Bowles, and facsimile pages from the famous cut-up scrapbooks of the mid-century: The Book of Hours, John Brady's Book, and The Old Farmer's Almanac.

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