Paris, France: Olympia Press, 1959. First Edition. Softcover. "Naked Lunch is a blueprint, a How-to Book...Black insect lusts open into vast, other planet landscapes...Abstract concepts, bare as algebra, narrow down to a black turd or a pair of aging cajones..." (pg. 215) Among the essential primary works associated with the Beat Generation along with Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the significance & far-reaching influence of William.....[Item #3487]
THE STARTLING PROPHECIES OF WSB
The April Monthly Feature is dedicated to WSB--and I think you know why. There are a multitude of points in Burroughs' writing where he warns us of coming apocalyptic phenomena--viruses among them. Check out the new edition of "Blade Runner: A Movie" in our special for just one of hundreds of prophetic warnings issued by WSB in his writing. It's only fitting that we once again dedicate our special to him during this historic time in American--and World--history.
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New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1962. First Printing; Fifth Printing. Hardcovers. Book "And only after the first shock does one realize that what Burroughs is writing about is not only the destruction of depraved men by their drug lust, but the destruction of all men by their consuming addictions...Burroughs is not only serious in his intent, but he is a writer of great power and artistic integrity engaged in.....[Item #3472]
London, England: John Calder in association with Olympia Press, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Published only in the UK, this work combines texts from the Olympia Press editions of Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine & The Ticket That Exploded, along with new additional material, cut-up & folded-in to form a new work. A very rare William S. Burroughs collectible item, in exceptionally great condition with the book mint except for slight.....[Item #1511]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. "Listen to my last words anywhere. Listen to my last words any world. Listen all you boards syndicates and governments of the earth. And you powers behind what filth deals consummated in what lavatory to take what is not yours. To sell the ground from unborn feet forever-" (first chapter "Last Words," first paragraph) The third & final volume in.....[Item #3373]
London, England; New York, NY; Stockholm, Sweden; Tokyo, Japan: The Olympia Press; Paladin-HarperCollins; Flamingo-HarperCollins; Grove Press; Kawadeshoboshinisha; Bokforlaget Pan/Norstedts; Mammoth Publications, 1965-2009. First Edition; First Editions Thus; Third Printing. Four Softcovers; Two Hardcovers; One DVD. Jim McCrary, poet & educator, is a resident of Lawrence, Kansas. During William S. Burroughs' later years there, McCrary was his friend & associate; a member of Burroughs Communications led by James Grauerholz. Offered here.....[Item #2885]
New York City, New York: The Viking Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Maynard & Miles A23, pp. 83-84. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB's work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that "Exterminator! is a call for help, a cry of surprise, a shout of recognition, and a demand for the agent and his god to be exposed. Its formal virtuosity.....[Item #1051]
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]
Elmwood Park, IL: The Review of Contemporary Fiction, 1984. First Edition. Soft Cover. The Special William S. Burroughs Issue. 190 pages. Many deeply insightful articles about William S. Burroughs' life & work, by WSB himself, Alan Ansen, Jennie Skerl, Robin Leydenberg, Regina Weinreich, Anne Waldman & many others. A rare & important item of Burroughsian Skullership, in very fine condition. Very Fine.[Item #1059]
New York, NY: Viking Penguin, Inc., 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by William S. Burroughs "I am forced to the appalling conclusion that I would never have become a writer but for Joan's death, and to a realization of the extent to which this event has motivated and formulated my writing. I live with the constant threat of possession, and a constant need to escape from possession, from Control. So.....[Item #3311]
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]
London/New York: High Risk Books, 1995. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. First published in 1991 as a sumptuous limited edition by the Whitney Museum of American Art, this is the first trade edition of a late short novel that "tells an important story about environmental devastation in a way that only Burroughs can tell it" (back cover blurb). Issued without dust jacket, in glossy pictorial boards. A beautiful copy. As New.....[Item #1072]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 11/2009. First Edition Thus. Hardcover in Slipcase. Sealed in shrinkwrap To commemorate the first appearance of Naked Lunch by the French publisher Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press in 1959, Grove Press presents this 50th anniversary edition of the book that brought William S. Burroughs to the attention of readers & academic, cultural & literary commentators throughout the world. Among the essential primary works associated with.....[Item #1401]