Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1975. Limited First Edition Thus. Stapled Wrappers. "The Electric Banana by Mary Beach is a unique auditory experience approaching the actual found sounds of language as it mutters half a street sign repetitive argument overheard conversations bits of pop songs in millions of minds like some gigantic octopus with myriad tentacles..." (from Introduction by William S. Burroughs) The avant-garde stream-of-consciousness cult classic by Mary.....[Item #3331]
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Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. This volume consists of The Electric Banana by Mary Beach with an introduction by William S. Burroughs, first published separately in 1975; The Gothic Banana, a humorous piece in unique dialect-spelling; & No Eye No Cyclone. Beach (whose illustrious literary family included Sylvia Beach, proprietor of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris & the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses) &.....[Item #1951]
Chicago, IL: Big Table, Inc., 1959-1960. First Printings. Softcovers. Here are all five contiguous issues of one of the most important literary journals ever published: Big Table. A legendary response to censure & censorship by the mid-twentieth century American academic-literary establishment, Big Table was conceived by Irving Rosenthal, the editor of the prestigious Chicago Review. Issues of the review published in 1958 featured writings & excerpts by Jack Kerouac &.....[Item #3338]
Chicago, IL: Big Table, Inc., Spring 1959. First Printing. Softcover. A famous & essential collector's item, this is "the complete contents of the suppressed winter 1959 Chicago Review" as noted on the front cover. As editor Irving Rosenthal explains in his introductory editorial, the authorities of University of Chicago Press would not allow contributions by William S. Burroughs or Jack Kerouac in the Chicago Review, due to their then-very controversial.....[Item #1803]
New York, NY: Berkeley Publishing Corporation, 1963. First Printing. Softcover. An early anthology of "the most controversial writing Today"(from front cover) edited by Terry Southern, Richard Seaver & Alexander Trocchi. Includes an essay on William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch by E. S. Seldon (originally published in a 1957 issue of Evergreen Review several years before its full publication), followed by a passage from WSB's breakthrough work. Also excerpts of works.....[Item #1870]
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]
New York: Blast Books, Inc., 1991. First Edition. Paperback. An anthology of writings on drug experiences, edited by John Strausbaugh and Donald Blaise. Foreword by William S. Burroughs. Other contributors include Antonin Artaud, Jean Cocteau, Sigmund Freud, Herbert Huncke, Aldous Huxley & many others. A rare and most interesting item, issued only in softcover. Near Fine.[Item #1067]
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]
Munich, Germany; London, England & New York, NY: Prestel Verlag, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. "Taking Shots, its title playing on the symbolic and overt connections between Burroughs the heroin user, Burroughs the firearms obsessive and Burroughs the photographer, is the first major exhibition and publication to explore his photography on its own terms and to examine the ways Burroughs used the camera as an aesthetic and recording device...Our intention in.....[Item #3204]
West Glover, VT: Something Else Press, 1973. First Edition. Soft Cover. Signed by co-author William S. Burroughs. A classic work that explains & applies the cut-up writing technique by its co-inventor, Brion Gysin. Also includes texts by William S. Burroughs and Ian Sommerville. Edited by Jan Herman. Advance Review Copy of the first softcover edition, limited to 1000 copies, with publisher's review card laid in. Signed by William S. Burroughs.....[Item #1175]
San Diego, CA: Atticus Press, 1983. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "It is with pangs of nostalgia that I read these on-the-spot notes from 1960 to 1963, composed by Harold Norse in the now-famous Beat Hotel at 9, Rue Git-le-coeur in Paris. The hotel had no name, just the number. Brion Gysin called it the No Name Hotel."(From foreword by William S. Burroughs) The classic work by Harold Norse (1916-2009) that.....[Item #2855]