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At the time, this was an accurate portrayal of American political paranoia and hysteria. Burroughs really captured the cruel reality of people real motives and multiplied that with images of potentized horror that will make you nauseus but also aware of his thoughts.
These days I hate to say, it might be slightly more ‘real’, well for me at least as I sit in an office in Tokyo and write this. Ballard considered Burroughs to be “the most important writer to emerge since the Second World War”, while Norman Mailer declared him “the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius”. He was born to a wealthy family in St.
There are no heroes in Burroughs’ books. In while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the Beat Generation. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be “one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, exter,inator August 2, was an American novelist, short extermminator writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer.
With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy — Apr 18, Raegan Butcher rated it really liked it. Guarantee Pest Control, Inc.
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Read the full review at: It takes always more and more to buy less and less. Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious bes Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. Oh, this book is technically a novel, according to the cover, but…um…maybe. We can see, as we progress through the book, that the characters are pretty s.burrouhs the same, although with different names.
To ask other readers questions about Exterminator! Probably the most awkward book I have ever read.
Finding success with his confessional first novel, JunkieBurroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Luncha s.burroubhs work that underwent a court case under the U. Short guy with a hat.
The lies are obvious. I don’t know what I just read. The machinery is laid bare. Full of the usual Burroughsian revolutionary vitriol. I guess maybe on some level I bought into the bullshit Burroughs spreads here about “subversive” art which, honestly, even if some of this was at the time, it’s possible to outlive your context, you know? Retrieved from ” https: The Last Beat William S.
Thank words that Burroughs wrote so much. His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. The lies are obvious.
Some of the stories, such as “Ali’s Smile”, had previously been published in other books and magazines such as Rolling StoneVillage VoiceEvergreen Reviewand Esquire. Jonathan Dearborn rated it it was amazing Nov 11, The writing style changes almost every short story. Ministry had gone all loud by then and everybody in Chicago knew Jorgensen was a prick.
No trivia or quizzes yet. However, some of them were quite good, and I like how Burroughs writes about his time in Chicago. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The only Burroughs book I read twice. It read much more like poetry to me than it did a novel.
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After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U. Familiar albeit new is “The Lemon Kid” who puts the whammy on show-biz folk; “Johnny 23” that offs hostile vibes and unfortunately people via “virus replication outside the body”; Bently the kiss of death; scientologists galore; the Purple Better One “a friend to all good Darkies everywhere” ; pictures that cause visual stigmata by visual power; plus endless sodomistic adolescents, sadistic cops, doped-out freaks — skeletons of ten movies Burroughs will only give stage directions for.
A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be “one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century”. I caught myself wondering whether exterjinator Americans might not be offended by the grotesque picaresque send-ups of American society which Burroughs creates in these short stories.
Loose sentence structure, confusing plotting.