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Author Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.

Title Word virus : the William S. Burroughs reader / edited by James Grauerholz and Ira Silverberg ; with an introduction by Ann Douglas.

Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  813.54 B94    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  813 BURROUGHS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxxi, 532 pages ; 24 cm. + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Note Collected in one volume the essential writings of America's foremost literary innovator.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-532).
Summary An anthology by a major literary figure of this century. It includes an account of his brief career as a cockroach exterminator and an essay in homage to Jack Kerouac.
Contents The name is Burroughs. The name is Burroughs / James Grauerholz -- from The adding machine. The name is Burroughs (excerpt) -- Personal magnetism -- Twilight's last gleamings / with Kells Elvins -- And the hippos were boiled in their tanks (excerpt) / with Jack Kerouac.
A hard-boiled reporter. A hard-boiled reporter / James Grauerholz -- from Junky. Prologue ; Selections -- from Queer. Selections ; Epilogue : Mexico City return (excerpts) ; Introduction (excerpts) -- The yagé letters. Selections ; Roosevelt after inauguration.
Interzone. Interzone / James Grauerholz -- from Interzone (1988 anthology). International zone ; Lee's journals (excerpts) ; Spare ass Annie ; Ginsberg notes (excerpts) ; WORD (excerpts) -- from Naked lunch. I can feel the heat closing in ; The black meat ; Hospital (excerpts) ; The market (excerpts) ; Islam, Inc. (excerpts) ; Ordinary men and women (excerpt: The talking asshole) ; Atrophied preface ; Quick--.
The cut-ups. The cut-ups / James Grauerholz -- from The soft machine. Dead on arrival ; Case of the celluloid Kali ; The Mayan caper ; Where you belong ; Uranian Willy -- from The ticket that exploded. See the action, B.J.? ; Do you love me? ; Operation rewrite ; Call the old doctor twice? ; The invisible generation -- from Nova express. Last words ; Prisoners, come out ; Pry yourself loose and listen ; So pack your ermines ; Shift coordinate points ; Coordinate points ; Short count ; Twilight's last gleaming ; Pay color ; Pay off the marks? ; Clom Fliday.
Inspector Lee : nova heat. Inspector Lee : nova heat / James Grauerholz -- from The Burroughs file. Ancient face gone out ; The beginning is also the end ; Who is the third that walks beside you ; The last post danger ahead ; Last awning flaps on the pier ; St. Louis return -- from The third mind / with Brion Gysin. The exterminator ; The future of the novel ; Notes on these pages ; Technical deposition of the virus power ; In present time -- from The job. The American non-dream ; Institute of Advanced Sexual Studies : academy bulletin no. 18 ; Electronic revolution ; Control -- from The adding machine. It is necessary to travel-- ; Remembering Jack Kerouac -- from The Burroughs file. The Bay of Pigs -- from Roosevelt after inauguration and other atrocities. When did I stop wanting to be President? ; Roosevelt after inauguration : a new introduction -- from The adding machine. A word to the wise guy ; The limits of control ; Les voleurs ; Immortality ; The Johnson family (excerpts).
Queer utopia. Queer utopia / James Grauerholz -- from The wild boys. And bury the bread deep in a sty ; The penny arcade peep show ; Mother and I would like to know ; The wild boys smile -- from Exterminator!. Exterminator! ; The discipline of DE ; What Washington? What orders? ; From here to eternity ; Seeing red ; The "Priest" they called him ; Cold lost marbles.
The red night trilogy. The red night trilogy / James Grauerholz -- from Cities of the red night. Fore! ; Invocation ; Politics here is death ; Harbor point ; The private asshole ; Lettre de marque (excerpt) ; Port Roger (excerpt) ; Cities of the red night ; We are here because of you ; Return to Port Roger -- from The place of dead roads (selections). Shoot-out in Boulder ; For three days Kim had camped on the mesa top-- ; Kim has never doubted the possibility of an afterlife-- ; Kim got off the stage at Cottonwood Junction ; Look at this picture from Tom's collection-- ; Kim recruits a band of flamboyant and picturesque outlaws-- ; Killed in the Manhattan shoot-out--April 3, 1894-- ; William Seward Hall-- ; Kim sees his life as a legend-- ; Guy Graywood arrived from New York-- ; Kim spent three years in Paris-- ; The guide traces the area on the map-- ; So in what guise shall he return to the New World-- ; Kim is heading north for Boulder-- -- from The Western lands (selections). The old writer lived in a boxcar by the river-- ; Joe the Dead lowered the rifle-- ; Neferti is eating breakfast-- ; The door dog is a limited artifact-- ; Consider the one god universe-- ; The road to the Western lands-- ; Neferti is dropping his ego, his me-- ; June 6, 1985 : Friday : I am in Iran someplace-- ; In present-day Egypt-- ; The land of the dead : a long street with trees-- ; The wishing machine ; It was a hectic, portentous time in Paris, in 1959--.
Late work. Late work / James Grauerholz -- from The cat inside (selections) -- from My education : a book of dreams (selections).
Content on sound disc. Twilight's last gleamings (from Interzone) -- Roosevelt after inauguration (from The yage letters) -- Dr. Benway is operating in an auditorium (from Naked lunch) -- Last words of Hassan Sabbah (from Nova Express) -- The unworthy vessel (from Nova Express) -- The name is Clem Snide (from Cities of the red night) -- My protagonist Kim Carson (from The Place of dead roads) -- The Mummy piece (from The place of dead roads).
Subject Beats (Persons) -- Literary collections.
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Added Author Grauerholz, James.
Silverberg, Ira.
Added Title William S. Burroughs reader
ISBN 0802116299
080213694X paperback
9780802136947 paperback
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