BURROUGHS BIRTHDAY SPECIAL & BEYOND
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Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books Ltd. First Edition. Softcover. Maynard & Miles, B27(a), pg. 98. A compilation of writings issued only in the UK as a softcover original, edited by Donald Allen & Robert Creeley. Features an excerpt from The Naked Lunch (as it was originally titled) by William S. Burroughs, along with a short biographical note on WSB in an appendix. Also contributions by Richard Brautigan, Gregory Corso, Lawrence.....[Item #1873]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1973. First Evergreen Black Cat Edition, First Printing (First Edition Thus). Softcover. Maynard & Miles, A20 (d), pg. 77. In her fine critical biography, William S. Burroughs, Jennie Skerl writes that "The wild boys represent the release of demonic energy in conscious fantasy, which Burroughs believes is a means of human liberation- both personal and social. By bringing the unconscious irrational desires of the.....[Item #1877]
London, England: Aloes Books, 1975. First Edition. Chapbook in Stapled Wrappers. Transcripts of a 1964 radio broadcast by Eric Mottram, early William S. Burroughs critical biographer (William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, 1977) responding to the ban of WSB's works in Britain at the time; & a 1973 conversation between Mottram & WSB. A great rarity full of insight by & about WSB, in very fine condition with only very.....[Item #1429]
New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983. Limited First Edition. Hardcover in Slipcase, Shipping Carton. One of 300 copies numbered & signed by William S. Burroughs. The second work in the great later trilogy of novels by William S. Burroughs, a founding father of the Beat Generation; a literary-cultural figure of gigantic influence & inspiration. Preceded by Cities of the Red Night (1981) & followed by The Western Lands.....[Item #2905]
New York, NY: Viking Penguin Inc., 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Beginning this essential compendium of fragmentary treasures subsequently assembled is an illuminating, informative essay by James Grauerholz, paramount authority on the life & work of William S. Burroughs. Grauerholz relates the events & circumstances surrounding the creation of the work; delineating with unrivaled accuracy the origin of the source material that became "Interzone" & its rescue from the Tangier "word.....[Item #2668]
USA: Screen Edge, 1991(later DVD edition). First DVD Edition. DVD. Sealed in Shrinkwrap William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers is a film by Klaus Maeck, available here on DVD - the film includes footage from WSB's public readings of The Western Lands & other works, experimental films in which he appears, his paintings, and an extensive interview with German writer Jurgen Ploog. Burroughs talks about Cut-ups, language and other weapons.....[Item #1065]
Portland, OR: Tim Kerr Records, 1992. Limited First Edition. 10" LP in Jacket. The only finished collaboration between William S. Burroughs, the foremost figure of the Beat Generation & beyond; & Kurt Cobain, the acclaimed, doomed Nirvana front man & pioneering grunge musician. WSB reads the title short work, originally published in Exterminator! (1973), with Cobain's dissonant guitar accompaniment. As noted in Schottlaender, this is a "10" one-sided EP picture.....[Item #3039]
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1996. First Printing. Spiral Bound. A blank spiral notebook sold at the acclaimed 1996 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Ports of Entry: William S. Burroughs and the Arts." With reproduction on clear plastic front cover of an untitled collaborative artwork by WSB & Brion Gysin, "Rub Out The Word," circa 1965, which appeared in their co-written book.....[Item #2991]
Bulletproof Film, 2011. First Edition. DVD. A tender, vibrant portrait of the life and work of a Beat Generation icon, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN is an intimate documentary that breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time. Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s. His novel.....[Item #1603]
Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, Inc., 2012. First Printing. Hardcover. "The saga of how (William S. Burroughs and Malcolm Mc Neill) began working together, how they embarked upon a quixotic quest to create a "word/image novel" the likes of which the world had never seen...their struggle to bring it to the public ultimately collapsed in dashed hopes and broken dreams is the stuff of legend...(a) complimentary volume to The Lost Art.....[Item #1842]
Wuppertal, Germany: Lichtblick Video, 1983. First Edition. Softcover. ""Back to Wuppertal" is the title of the poem Allen Ginsberg scribbled into the guest book of the Forum for International Poetry one hour after his arrival in Wuppertal on February 16, 1983, where the final performance of a three-month tour through Northern Europe was to take place."(from front flap) This book was originally a companion to a VHS video packaged together.....[Item #2274]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1966 / 1969 (1968). First Edition, Second Printing / Second Printing. Softcover. Offered here in a bundle package are two classic Beat works from Carl Solomon, dedicatee of Allen Ginsberg's celebrated "Howl & Other Poems." A note of bibliographical specificity: most internet sellers' descriptions of Solomon's first title, "Mishaps, Perhaps" claim it as a "first edition," because a second printing is not listed on.....[Item #2985]