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  • Rub Out the Wordsby William S. Burroughs

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 27.99

    ?Burroughs?s voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American.? ?Joan Didion ?Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift.? ?Jack Kerouac Carefully edited from more than 1000 of his personal correspondences, Rub Out the Words is a collection of 300 of the best letters of Naked Lunch author... more...

  • Speed and Kentucky Hamby William S. Burroughs

    Overlook 1993; US$ 14.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Rub Out the Wordsby William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    This major collection of William Burroughs' letters gives an unprecedented insight into one of America's most incisive and influential writers, at a time when his work was at its most experimental and his life entered a new era of creativity. William Burroughs' life was often as extreme as his prose. This second volume of his letters documents... more...

  • The Wild Boysby William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    In this funny, nightmarish masterpiece of imaginative excess, grotesque characters engage in acts of violent one-upmanship, boundless riches mangle a corner of Africa into a Bacchanalian utopia, and technology, flesh and violence fuse with and undo each other. A fragmentary, freewheeling novel, it sees wild boys engage in vigorous, ritualistic sex... more...

  • Exterminator!by William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    A man, dispirited by ageing, endeavours to steal a younger man?s face; a doctor yearns for a virus that might eliminate his discomfort by turning everyone else into doubles of himself; a Colonel lays out the precepts of the life of DE (Do Easy); conspirators posthumously succeed in blowing up a train full of nerve gas; a mandrill known as the Purple... more...

  • The Jobby William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    William Burroughs? work was dedicated to an assault upon language, traditional values and all agents of control. Produced at a time when he was at his most extreme and messianic, The Job lays out his abrasive, incisive, paranoiac, maddened and maddening worldview in interviews interspersed with stories and other writing. On the Beat movement, the... more...

  • The Cat Insideby William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Both heartwarming and meditative, The Cat Inside explores not only the personal relationship between Burroughs and cats, but the deeper relationship of cats with mankind, which Burroughs traces back to the Egyptians. This book of moving and witty discourse is for both Burroughs fans and cat lovers alike. more...

  • Cities of the Red Nightby William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    An opium addict is lost in the jungle; young men wage war against an empire of mutants; a handsome young pirate faces his execution; and the world's population is infected with a radioactive epidemic. These stories are woven together in a single tale of mayhem and chaos. In the first novel of the trilogy continued in The Place of Dead Roads and ... more...

  • My Educationby William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    My Education is Burroughs's last novel, first published two years before his death in 1997. It is a book of dreams, collected over several decades and as close to a memoir as we will see. The dreams cover themes from the mundane and ordinary - conversations with his friends Allen Ginsberg or Ian Sommerville, feeding his cats, procuring drugs or sex... more...

  • Interzoneby William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Interzone portrays the development of Burroughs's mature writing style by presenting a selection of pieces from the mid-1950s. His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning. Burroughs's close observations of humanity - its ugliness and ignorance - invites the reader to dispense with... more...