Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader

By: Burroughs, William S.; Grauerholz, James; Silverberg, Ira

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


1st edition, but sadly lacking the audio CD originally at the rear. ~Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket under mylar, few spots and dings to edges of pages. Light bumping and rubbing to corners and edges. Satisfaction guaranteed. Collected in one volume, the essential writings of William S. Burroughs, America's foremost literary innovator, and including a chapter from his and Jack Kerouac's never-before-seen collaborative novel.


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With the publication of Naked Lunch in 1959, William Burroughs abruptly brought international letters into the postmodern age. Beginning with his very early writing (including a chapter from his and Jack Kerouac's never-before-seen collaborative novel), Word Virus follows the arc Burroughs's remarkable career, from his darkly hilarious "routines" to the experimental cut-up novels to Cities of the Red Night and The Cat Inside. Beautifully edited and complemented by James Grauerholz's illuminating biographical essays, Word Virus charts Burroughs's major themes and places the work in the context of the life. It is an excellent tool for the scholar and a delight for the general reader. Throughout a career that spanned half of the twentieth century, William S. Burroughs managed continually to be a visionary among writers. When he died in 1997, the world of letters lost its most elegant outsider.

Title: Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader

Author Name: Burroughs, William S.; Grauerholz, James; Silverberg, Ira

Categories: Beat Generation,

Publisher: Grove Pr: 1998-12-01

ISBN Number: 0802116299

ISBN Number 13: 9780802116291

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU1011733