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Job
By William S. Burroughs

The Job

Interviews with William S. Burroughs

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Job by William S. Burroughs

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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 importance of the cut-up technique, the press, Scientology, capital punishment, drugs, good and evil, the destruction of nations, Deadly Orgone Radiation and whether violence just in words is violence enough - Burroughs' insights show why he was one of the most influential writers and one of the sharpest, most startling and strangest minds of his generation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141189857
ISBN-10: 0141189851
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author William S. Burroughs

Place of Dead Roads by William S. Burroughs Place of Dead Roads, Paperback (January 2015)

A surreal fable that features a cast of notorious characters: The Crying Gun, who breaks into tears at the sight of his opponent; The Priest, who goes into gunfights giving his adversaries the last rites; and The Nihilistic Kid, Kim Carson, who sets out to challenge the morality of small-town America and fight for intergalactic freedom.

Ticket That Exploded by William S. Burroughs Ticket That Exploded, Paperback (April 2014)

An outrageous hybrid of pulp science fiction, obscene experimental poetry, and manifesto for revolution, this book is a last chance antidote to the virus of lies spread by the ad men and con men of the Nova Mob, a call to arms against those driving our planet toward the point of destruction.

Nova Express by William S. Burroughs Nova Express, Paperback (April 2014)

Fires the reader into a textual outer space to show us our burning planet and to reveal the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. This book reveals how Nova Express was cut from a wealth of typescripts to create startling new forms of poetic possibility.

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Author Biography - William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs was born on February 5, 1914 in St Louis. In work and in life Burroughs expressed a lifelong subversion of the morality, politics and economics of modern America. To escape those conditions, and in particular his treatment as a homosexual and a drug-user, Burroughs left his homeland in 1950, and soon after began writing. By the time of his death he was widely recognised as one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the twentieth century. His numerous books include Naked Lunch, Junky, Queer, Nova Express, Interzone, The Wild Boys, The Ticket That Exploded and The Soft Machine. After living in Mexico City, Tangier, Paris, and London, Burroughs finally returned to America in 1974. He died in 1997.

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