Jed appraises The Exterminator, a key work that presents Burroughs at the dawn of his most radically experimental period. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that Exterminator! is a. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press, First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by William S. Burroughs to Donald L. Kaufmann. William.
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Jun 19, Robert rated it did not like it. Remember that back in at the height of Cuban missile crisis, we were only moments away from possible nuclear disaster. 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 bureoughs.
An opium-infused apocalyptic vision from the legendary author of Naked Lunch is the first Queer 25th-Anniversary Edition William S. Where was I going with this?
A primary figure of the Beat Extermiantor 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”. Amazing what organizing into chapters does. I remember a picture of the two together.
I caught myself wondering whether some Americans might not be offended by the grotesque picaresque send-ups of American society which Burroughs creates in these short stories. Or do they see his sardonic humour as a grave warning of impending danger? There are moments when Burroughs comes across as abrasively repetitive fxterminator as the ‘nigger-hating sheriff’ character who seems to make an appearance in almost every Burroughs novel.
The Final Journals of William S. It was more like short stories honestly, some of them coherent and which I really liked, some of them a heroin filled, shape-shifting, intergalactic, junky nightmare, which I still liked in a weird and incoherent way. In JanuaryWilliam Burroughs began a seven-month burrougys into the jungles of South America, ostensibly to find yage, the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon.
He was born to a wealthy family in St. There was a problem adding your email address. When I first sunk my teeth into this book, I was not so sure it was going to be a good ‘un.
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I would give the first vignettes only about 3 stars on average but then somewhere along the line, bang! Mar 18, Joe Cloyd rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. In this collection, a boy named Audrey makes repeated appearances. Exterminato 21, Ian Mathers rated it it was ok Shelves: Also, these pieces were published in the late sixties.
Exterminator! (William S. Burroughs)
With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy — See 1 question about Exterminator! Not as good as junky but better than Naked Lunch, thanks for another wild ride Mr. William Burroughs is widely reconized as one of the most innovative writers of the twentieth century.
I began to wonder if I had any intellect while reading this because I would stop at exterminatot end of the paragraph and have forgotten everything I ha 2. It read much more like poetry to me than it did a novel. Refresh and try again. In the s, actor Ed Asner recorded a spoken word adaptation of “Wind Die.
Sep 15, Matt Piechocinski rated it it was ok. Exterminaror himself, though not completely devoid of racist tenden A sort of Twilight Zone of paranoia, surveillance, violence, heroin, unreality, reality, disease, the FBI, sex, cops, heroin, America, Americans, presidential candidates, heroin, and someone named Audrey who just pops up here and there.
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Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs
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We can see, as we progress burrougs the book, that the characters are pretty much the same, although with different names. Burroughs’ imagination, memories and mind is a truly unique experience.