Burroughs, William S.
New York, NY: Grove Press, 2000. Uncorrected Proof. softcover. The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs. These are the last private musings & reflections of William S. Burroughs, written from mid-November 1996 through August 1, 1997, the day before he died. In his poignant introduction that details WSB's life in his twilight years, James Grauerholz writes that the journals "...include successive drafts of several short routines; remarks on books he was reading or had read long ago, and scenes suggested by them; lists of favorite lines from a lifetime of reading and listening; fits of impotent rage at man's stupidity; day-to-day commentary; the heartbreak of the deaths of his beloved cats; and the contemplation of his own mortality." (p. ix) These last writings are an insight into the mind of WSB, a mixture of the mundane & profound, the late raw material from which he extracted his world view & artistry. The final chapters of the self-described "one long work" of the life journey of WSB. This is the uncorrected proof issued to reviewers, etc. prior to the publication of the first trade edition, including information about publication date, etc. on back cover. In very fine condition with very tiny chipping along spine edges of outer wrappers. A rare version of this important work. "Nothing is. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience- any fucking thing. No Holy Grail, No Final Satori, no final solution. Just conflict. Only thing can resolve conflict is love, like I felt for Fletch and Ruski, Spooner and Calico. Pure love. What I feel for my cats present and past. Love. What is it? Most natural painkiller what there is. LOVE" Very Fine. [Item #1608]