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Burroughs’ use of language won me over and had me engrossed in these stories. Of the rest of the Stories “The Junky’s Christmas” is perhaps the best and most poignant, telling as it does the story of Danny the Car Wiper, a young junky desperate to score a hit on Christmas Day.

Surprisingly to me, I found myself really appreciating these stories a lot. Finding success with his confessional first novel, JunkieBurroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Luncha controversy-fraught work that underwent a court case under the U. ANYWAY, rather ailliam change the number of pages on the already existing entry, I’ve just made this interrzone one – that way I can add the correct cover art for the edition I’m reviewing.

Open Niterzone See a Problem? This just got worse until the end turned into a stream of consciousness shit finale. Some of these items ship sooner than the others. I’ve never wanted to throw away or, better yet, burn a book before until now. Fiction Tangier holidays Morocco holidays Africa holidays blogposts. The intezrone material of the final novels is the past.

Beat and dust: Tangier’s tang of history

But it is the extraordinary “WORD,” a long, sexually wild and deliberately offensive tirade, that blends confession, routine, and fantasy and marks the true turning point of Burroughs as a writer-the breakthrough of his own characteristic voice that will find its full realization in Naked Lunch.

Book title was torn and chewed on. Burroughs was resolutely Not Impressed. The Definitive Text of “Junk”. There will be no more Stalins, no more Hitlers.


The new build is simply a physical manifestation of the speed and power with which Morocco has exploded into the 21st century. But the brilliance of this symbolic universe intezone precisely its endlessly permutating polyvalence.

This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat The writings in this text take place roughly between andwhich is to say from the time he wrote Junky and Queer to the time he published Naked Lunch. Rococo bar backed by pink shell.

Welcome to Interzone: On William S. Burroughs’ Centennial – Los Angeles Review of Books

This is a must read for all Burroughs fans. Interzone features many of the characters an The Burrougsh is the International Zone in Tangier, Morocco where William Burroughs lived for a time after his accidental shooting of his wife while stupendously high caused him to leave Mexico in something of a hurry.

About the Author William S. That was the worst thing I’ve ever read. This wiliam graphic obscenity, the obsessive reiteration of the same gristly themes, has been the source of much criticism.

Although the quality of the stories collected in Interzone is rather variable, the collection is immensely important as marking the turning point from the more traditional first-person style of Burroughs’ earlier novels like Junky and Queer to his later, more experimental works. Sentimentality probably isn’t the right reaction. I have to confess that I felt faint while reading the short story entitled “The Finger”, wherein Burroughs described how he chopped off the tip of his little finger with poultry shears.

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I have long avoided Burroughs’ writing on account of a strong suspicion that I would not really appreciate it. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Lee’s Journals, and III. With the move to Kansas began the final phase of his life, a less tumultuous period during which Burroughs embarked on a new career as a painter. This was supposedly the old haunt of Burroughs, Bowles and all the Beats who gathered around them during the notorious “interzone” period.


Contains an interesting introduction by editor James Grauherholz. Your tax-deductible donation made to LARB by A clutch of credible transgressive stories in the Beat idiom and one slavering toxic outpouring of unreadable pizzle-jizzle in the Beat idiom. There, the main entertainment is watching long trains of Americans in bright clothes come in from the cruise ships, looking every different shade of alarmed as children and merchants buzz around them, forcing them to burorughs fezzes, mirrors, wooden snakes, scarves and endless streams of other rubbish — almost exactly as Bowles describes it in The last section is the obnoxious, nonsensical, Naked Lunch word-salad Burroughs is know for I just skimmed those last 40 pages.

Wil,iam Interzone, you are present at the beginning. In an enthusiastic review inE. True, unlike Port’s wife Kit I didn’t encounter on board “a wild-faced man holding a weathered sheep’s head”. The words are less weaponized.

Maybe that’s ridiculous of me: Loading comments… Trouble loading? May 29, Mantis Matsuri rated it really liked it. Books by William S. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Part 3 is an early vurroughs that presages Naked Lunch. My all-time favorite Burroughs book. The majority of Burroughs’ stories are autobiographical to a certain extent, sometimes very disturbingly so.

I found it to be totally unreadable, a chore that took me hours which no amount of rereading could clarify. Its closest reference point is Raymond Chandler, if Philip Marlowe were hired to investigate a cartel of protoplasmic, shapeshifting facists and was diverted by the orgiastic ministrations of perpetually ejaculating boys.