Interzone [William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In William Burroughs settled in Tangiers. Burroughs’ best-known novel is a wild ride, a disjointed trip that begins in Washington Square but soon shifts to the city of Interzone, a surreal. Burroughs seems to grow ever more trite with the passage of time, his rebellion against society a lame thing. Fans will probably enjoy this fragmentary collection .

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By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Burroughs, born years ago today, may well be the Velvet Underground of American literature. Jan 19, A rated it liked it. The techniques he embraced intsrzone promoted — non-linearity, machine composition, fragmentary production, creative recycling — have become not only accepted but standardized, themselves folded into the ugly, looping bray he warned against. And once you’ve felt all that, catch a train like his characters out into the wider, wilder country beyond.


At best I expected to be overrun by fierce, heckling touts and swarms of pickpockets. Will I add the perfunctory disclaimer that Burroughs is a degenerate piece of shit to those future reviews as well? They are representatives of abstract forces who have reached power through surrender of self.

Panorama of the City of Interzone. Steely Dan are named after a remarkable dildo from Yokohama that features in one of the interzonf explicit sections of Naked Lunch. Every now and then the Chinese takes the toothpick out of his mouth and looks at the end of it.

The physical changes were slow at first, then jumped forward in black klunks, falling through his slack tissue, washing away the human lines…In his place of total darkness mouth and eyes are one organ that leaps forward to snap with transparent teeth…but no organ is constant as regards either function or position…sex organs sprout anywhere…rectums open, defecate and close…the entire organism changes color and consistency in split-second adjustments… The room seems to shake and vibrate with motion.

It would be mean to give it back to the thrift store. So, do I recommend it? Burroyghs from to Sep 24, Kristen rated it liked it Shelves: The middle section, journals entries, letters, and story fragments, falls somewhere in-between a traditional narrative and his trademark random asinine nonsense, and is delightful, the clash of Ea I hate Burroughs.


Divided into three sections, each section is just long enough to engage and enthrall without being too excessive. In short, Interzone is good for any Burroughs knterzone to get a sense of how he became what he is known for. Always a good memory like an innaresting sex arrangement. The publication of Naked Lunchand the attempts to censor it, first brought Burroughs national attention.

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When finished, though, you’re much less certain you wanted to be there, for these fugitive pieces of mostly questionable merit will interest only dedicated Burroughs fans. What gives this vision a machine-gun-edged clarity is an utter lack of sentimentality […] it is the sort of humor which flourishes in prisons, in the Burfoughs, among junkies, race tracks and pool halls, a graffiti of cool, even livid wit, based on bodily functions and the frailties of the body, the slights, humiliations and tortures a body can undergo.

However, I would recommend interrzone both the former and the latter first, as they are both interzine satisfying more as works ‘in themselves’. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

There will be no more Stalins, no more Hitlers. This burroughhs shows the incredible variety of work Burroughs was capable of. May 29, Mantis Matsuri rated it really liked it. Lee’s Journals, and III. While the eminent domain constitutes a strategical modification of the legal system in a spirit that we could define as reminiscence of the colonial spirit, the immanent domain unfolds itself through the practice of the city and within an ambiguous interpretation of property within the legal framework.

It looks like he had started using his cut-up technique, the result being unreadable in any normal way; a disturbing and rambling montage of sexuality, scatology, drugs, violence, and madness. I interzons with Burroughs. Letter to the Editor: Contains an interesting introduction by editor James Grauherholz.

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Gaming tables where the games are played for incredible stakes. The longest part of the book is the final section,”Word”.

Strangers arrive on rafts of old packing crates tied together with rotten rope, they stagger in out of the jungle their eyes swollen shut from insect bites, they come down the mountain trails on cracked bleeding feet through the dusty windy outskirts of the city, where people defecate in rows along adobe walls and vultures fight over fish heads.

A writer of vivid, hallucinatory prose works swimming with drug use, queer sex, and sci-fi viscera, Burroughs has always been an author whose name is dropped more often than his books are picked up. Intterzone down the street from CBGBs, Burroughs is bemused to discover that he has become the hero of a new cultural movement. A Near East Mugwump sit naked on a bar stool covered in pink silk. No context; burrouughs lot of conversations and monologues and stuff that doesn’t make a ton of sense.


It is divided into three main parts: A fascinating collection of Burroughs short stories, plus some stream of consciousness fragmentary writings, so much Burroughs “thing”. The Junkie Christmas was an oddly optimistic piece, considering the subject matter; I’d wager anything Bill would have given his left arm in real life to get high without the drugs, using pure altruism.

Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, the South American Amazon and Tangier in Morocco. How thrilling that would be; how awful.

Minarets, palms, mountains, jungle… A sluggish river jumping with vicious fish, vast weed-grown parks where boys lie in the grass, play cryptic games. Intedzone of it are fragmentary, but the best of the first pages are written in the straightforward semi-autobiographical style of his novel Junky, and give a compelling portrait of being down-and-out in Tangiers.

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The new build is simply a physical manifestation of the speed and power with which Morocco has exploded into the 21st century. But the purpose of the book, according to James Grauerholz, the book’s editor and Burroughs’s life companion from the 70’s onward, is to show Burroughs as an incipient writer. Gilt and red plush. The Chief of Police is a Chinese who picks his teeth and listens to denunciations presented by a lunatic.

The other story, who’s title escapes me, revolves around the main character, undoubtedly autobiographical, seeing the ugliest core of a little Tunisian man who hat A fascinating collection of Burroughs short stories, plus some stream of consciousness fragmentary writings, so much Burroughs “thing”. What remains is a literary legend: In reality, I arrived in a huge dock that was as clean as it was empty.

Some of Burroughs most coherent work, and IMHO a better glimpse of his capabilities than the silly little heroin-based rantings. Show 25 25 50 All.