Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader

By James Grauerholz

"Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader" brings jointly decisions of Burroughs' most crucial and hard paintings - starting together with his very early writing (including a bankruptcy from his and Jack Kerouac's never-before-seen collaborative novel, "And the Hippos have been Boiled of their Tanks" ) and following his trajectory via "My schooling: A e-book of Dreams." "Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader" follows significant subject matters in Burroughs' oeuvre whereas additionally serving up a sampling of his darkly hilarious "routines, " and is edited to function a device for the coed in addition to an summary of his whole physique of labor for the final reader.

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I stroll as much as this chick, flash a condom on her like a piecea tin, you dig, and that i say, “Come with me. ” “Fresh,” she say and slap me not easy, the way in which i do know it really is this impersonator is a insult. I insinuate a clap up her ass with out a lot as by-your-leave. So I says, “I inspiration you used to be McCoy. You glance so great and feminine to an previous cowhand. ” “Oh pass impersonate a purple-assed baboon, you silly previous personality. I’d face up to you to the final complain in any intercourse. ” I stand at the 5th modification, won't solution query of the senator from Wisconsin.

Useless at the surplus blankets . . . lady screaming . . . vecinos rush in . . . “What did she die of? ” “I don’t be aware of she simply died. ” invoice earnings in Mexico urban room together with his douche bag and his stash of codeine drugs powdered in a bicarbonate can. “I’ll simply say I be afflicted by indigestion. ” espresso and blood spilled far and wide. Cigarette holes within the purple blanket. . . . The Consul could supply me no info except position of burial within the American Cemetery. “Broke? have you ever no delight? visit your Consul. ” He gave me an alarm clock ran for a yr after his dying.

Slipping, falling, deeper and deeper into easeful leisure after the perilous trip, silent peace through the afternoon lake the place the sunlight by no means units and it really is continuously past due afternoon. How did we get right here, someplace in Africa? In a rickety previous tin airplane. He was once in a metal-lined cubicle, sheet iron, just like the inside an orgone accumulator. there have been no home windows however it used to be gentle. He may perhaps think the vibrations and he knew the aircraft used to be at risk of a crash, however it lands and he will get out. he's at the fringe of a lake, sixty ft deep within the center.

M. St. Louis time George the porter there looking forward to his tip. (Are you a member of the Union? movie Union four P. M.? ) The kinfolk might be met on the station via undeniable Mr. Jones or Mr. J. if you happen to favor. (It was once referred to as misplaced Flight. Newspapers from vacant plenty in a again alley print store lifted physically out of a film set the Editor Rives Mathews. Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Burroughs and their sons Mortimer Jr. and William Seward Burroughs of 4664 Berlin street replaced it to Pershing through the conflict. I digress I digress. ) Postulate one other observer Mr.

So disinterest your self in my phrases. Disinterest your self in anybody’s phrases, initially was once the notice and the notice used to be bullshit. definite sir, boys, it’s difficult to forestall that outdated writing arm extra of a behavior than utilizing. Been writing those RX’s thousand years and likely hate to pack you boys in with a burning-down be aware behavior. yet i'm in fact guided by means of my scientific ethics and the uh intervention of The Board of healthiness not more no mas. My writing arm is paralyzed ash, blown from an empty sleeve do our paintings and move.

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