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The Resource Rub out the words : the letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974, edited and with an introduction by Bill Morgan

Rub out the words : the letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974, edited and with an introduction by Bill Morgan

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Rub out the words : the letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974
Title
Rub out the words
Title remainder
the letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Bill Morgan
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Language
eng
Summary
William S. Burroughs was one of the twentieth century's most iconoclastic literary and artistic figures, an inimitable writer whose groundbreaking work in novels such as Junky and Naked Lunch forever altered the shape of American culture. Now, in this long anticipated collection, editor Bill Morgan takes readers through Burroughs' correspondence from the early sixties through the mid-seventies, in more than three hundred letters that document Burroughs' steady drift away from the Beat circle and that witness an era in which he became the center of a new coterie of creative people who would establish his reputation as an influential artistic and cultural leader beyond the literary world, toward multimedia. Written to recipients such as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, Timothy Leary, and Burroughs' son, Billy Burroughs Jr., these letters shed new light on the writer's controversial artistic process and literary experimentation, as well as his complex personal life. Here are letters to new friends in North Africa and Europe, partners in Burroughs' expatriate life, including Paul Bowles, Ian Sommerville, Michael Portman, Alex Trocchi, and the surrealist artist Brion Gysin, who became a close confidant and whose "cut-up method" would deeply influence Burroughs' writing. An intimate glimpse into the private life of an often misunderstood artist, Rub Out the Words is also an unforgettable portrait of one of the twentieth century's most uncompromising literary personalities
Biography type
contains biographical information
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BTCTA
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1914-1997
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Burroughs, William S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1949-
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Morgan, Bill
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  • Burroughs, William S
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Authors, American
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Rub out the words : the letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974, edited and with an introduction by Bill Morgan
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
sky245903083
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxv, 444 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061711428
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Rub out the words : the letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974, edited and with an introduction by Bill Morgan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
sky245903083
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxv, 444 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061711428
Other physical details
ill.

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