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William S. Burroughs könyvei a rukkolán


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

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 - The ​Last Words of Dutch Schultz
Before ​he was gunned down in the Palace Chop House in Newark, New Jersey, in October 1935, Arthur Flegenheimer, alias Dutch Schultz, was generally considered New York's Number One racketeer. Taken to a hospital following the gangland shooting, he survived for two days. His room was guarded around the clock, and a police stenographer was stationed at his bedside in the hope of learning who his assailant or assailants were. Instead, what was recorded were Dutch's fevered fantasies, stemming from his childhood and youth, as well as his recent past. Taking these "last words" as his starting point, Burroughs has created his own fantasy of Dutch Schultz, casting his fiction in the form of a film script.

William S. Burroughs - Everything ​Lost
In ​late summer 1953, as he returned to Mexico City after a seven-month expedition through the jungles of Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru, William Burroughs began a notebook of final reflections on his four years in Latin America. His first novel, "Junkie, "had just been published and he would soon be back in New York to meet Allen Ginsberg and together complete the manuscripts of what became "The Yage Letters" and "Queer. "Yet this notebook, the sole survivor from that period, reveals Burroughs not as a writer on the verge of success, but as a man staring down personal catastrophe and visions of looming cultural disaster.Losses that will not let go of him haunt Burroughs throughout the notebook: Bits of it keep floating back to me like memories of a daytime nightmare. However, out of these dark reflections we see emerge vivid fragments of Burroughs fiction and, even more tellingly, unique, primary evidence for the remarkable ways in which his early manuscripts evolved. Assembled in facsimile and transcribed by Geoffrey D. Smith, John M. Bennett, and Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, the notebook forces us to change the way we see both Burroughs and his writing at a turning point in his literary biography."

William S. Burroughs - Naked ​Lunch
Naked ​Lunch is the unnerving tale of a monumental descent into the hellish world of a narcotics addict as he travels from New York to Tangiers, then into Interzone, a nightmarish modern urban wasteland in which the forces of good and evil vie for control of the individual and all of humanity. By mixing the fantastic and the realistic with his own unmistakable vision and voice, Burroughs has created a unique masterpiece that is a classic of twentieth century fiction.

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”.

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 - 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 ​Soft Machine
Hanged ​soldiers, North African street urchins, addicted narcotics agents, Spanish rent boys, evil doctors, corrupt judges and monsters from the mythology of history or the laboratories of science ' Burroughs is truly the Hieronymous Bosch of our time. In this surreal, savage and brilliantly funny novel, Burroughs' famous 'cut-up' technique, the slicing and random folding in of words, was fully developed, transforming the narrative into an extraordinary, unequalled new form of prose poetry.

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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - Jack Kerouac - And ​the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
In ​1944, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs were charged as accessories to murder. One of their friends, Lucien Carr, had stabbed another, David Kammerrer. Carr had come to each of them and confessed; Kerouac helped him get rid of the weapon neither told the police. For this failing they were arrested. Months later, the two writers unpublished at the time collaborated on And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, a fictionalized account of the summer of the killing.

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 - 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 - A ​narkós
A ​világhíres amerikai író előteljes szavakkal tárja elénk egy narkós életét: vízióit, kísérteties éjszakai kóborlásait, különös szexualitását és a tű utáni mohó vágyát. Hősét közép-nyugati szülőhelyétől New Yorkon és New Orleanson át Mexikóvárosig követve, megdöbbentő és felejthetetlen módon szembesít a narkóegyenlettel: "Az anyag, eltérően az alkoholtól vagy a fűtől, nem arra való, hogy jobban élvezd az életet. Nem dob fel. Az anyag életforma."

William S. Burroughs - The ​Ticket That Exploded
In _The ​Ticket That Exploded_, William S. Burroughs's grand cut-up trilogy, which began with _The Soft Machine_ and continues through _Nova Express_, reaches its climax as Inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease be at once so frightening and so enthralling.

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 - Queer
Originally ​written in 1952 but not published till 1985 due to its outspoken depiction of homosexual desire, Queer is an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscating political novel, Burroughs's only realist love story and a comic-grotesque fantasy that paved the way for his masterpiece, Naked Lunch. Set in Mexico City during the early fifties, Queer follows William Lee's hopeless pursuit of an apathetic young man called Eugene Allerton from bar to bar in the American expat scene. As Lee breaks down, Burroughs's trademark voice emerges; a maniacal mix of self-lacerating humour and the Ugly American at his ugliest. A haunting tale of possession and exorcism, Queer is also a novel with a history of secrets, as this new edition reveals.

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 ​Wild Boys
"The ​Wild Boys" is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states. Making full use of his inimitable humor, wild imagination, and style, Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying as it is fascinating.

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.

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