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 . 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. Interzone [William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In William Burroughs settled in Tangiers.

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Politics and the English Language George Orwell. The Man is never on time. Instead, if you are new to Burroughs, read his first novel Junky burrougns amazing!

The third section is perhaps the most important and yet also the most difficult to read with pleasure. Jan 05, Trent rated it it was amazing Shelves: Always a good memory like an innaresting sex arrangement. What makes the text so disturbing, though, is less the persistence of sexuality than the instability of the bodies that engage in intrrzone Interzone is divided interzoe three distinct sections, the first of which being simply called Stories.

After all, Grauerholtz does stress that “the tone interrzone style of ‘WORD’ are unique in Burroughs’ work; he never returned to the same kind of profane, first-person sibylline word salad, although it marked the breakthrough into his own characteristic voice” xxii.


Will I add the perfunctory disclaimer that Burroughs is a degenerate piece of shit to those future reviews as well? His genitals are perfectly formed — circumcised cock, black shiny pubic hairs.

The middle section, journals entries, letters, and story fragments, falls somewhere in-between a traditional narrative and his trademark random asinine intetzone, and is delightful, the clash of East v West in Tangier’s creating the last refuge of personal freedom freedom to fuck underage boys of course.

A notable inclusion is “Twilight’s Last Gleamings”, written in in collaboration with childhood friend Kells Elvins, and widely thought to be Burroughs’ first attempt at fiction.

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.

I really enjoyed the short stories. His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. In fact, part of me cannot help but wonder if I ought not first rather read Junkywhich resides further away from “WORD” and closer to the material which I really enjoyed. However, chances are that had it not been for my struggle with word, this would have been a five star review.


I am going to make “A Junky’s Christmas” an annual holiday re-read. Spooky at times, weird at times, hillarious at times, gotta love it. Well, the first part i. Out of the Word Hoard, Allen Ginsberg constructed the non-linear prose machine that would be published as Interzoje Lunch. The addict measures time in fixes and buys; hours are replaced by the space between shots and days are replaced by the gaps between twitching, itchy meetings with dealers: How do you define punk?


Not only is this collection an interesting insight in the mind of the early Burroughs, but a decent set of writings in its own right. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he burroughhs considered to be “one of the most politically burroughhs, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century”. Unlike the preceding sections, WORD constitutes a single piece of writing, albeit possibly the most fragmented, digressive, and insane piece of writing I have ever set my eyes on.

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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Burroughs may have invented Being Over It: Interzone is a collection of short stories and other early works by William S.

How many coffees in an hour? His indie cred continued to grow even as critical attention to his work faltered with the decline of literary postmodernism.