New York, NY; Urbana, IL: Viking Penguin Inc.; University of Illinois Press, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. "The Western Lands," published in 1987, is the final volume of William S. Burroughs second trilogy (the "Cities of the Red Night" trilogy) and was preceded by the book that bore that title in 1981 and 1984's "The Place of Dead Roads." In the introductory acknowledgments, Burroughs thanks Norman Mailer & his "Ancient Evenings".....[Item #4062]
FEBRUARY FEATURE: BURROUGHS BIRTHDAY SPECIAL, 2021!
This year's Burroughs Birthday Special is sure to satisfy even the most discerning and judicious Burroughsians, and at prices that represent every tier of Junk Hunger. The items we selected for this feature virtually span WSB's entire career, and as Dedicated Burroughsians we encourage you to join us in contemplating his theories and his contributions--each reader en route to becoming their own scalpel-happy Dr. Benway as they scour his life-alterting catalog.
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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]
New York, NY; London, England: Viking Press; Aloes Books, 1971; 1975. First American Edition; First Edition Thus. Hardcover; Softcover. (Shoaf, 19f. p. 35). (1) In his important early critical study of WSB, “William Burroughs: the Algebra of Need,” Eric Mottram writes that in this work, “…Dutch Schultz’s mob, the federal government’s power…move in a continuous sphere of action within the monologue of the dying gangster, a deathbed ‘last words’ under.....[Item #4021]
New York, NY: Viking Press; Grove Press, 1973; 2009. First Edition(s). (1) (Maynard & Miles, A23, pp. 83-84). In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the lauded “William Burroughs: the Algebra of Need,” Eric Mottram writes: “‘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 is.....[Item #4011]
London, England: Aloes, 1973. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Signed by William S. Burroughs to noted scholar & collector Donald L. Kaufmann. "The white subway gathered silent speed as buildings and landscapes slid by- faster- faster- a blur of film flakes then pictures leaped into sharp focus- mist and frogs in 1920 roads- morning sleep of detour- needle beer in Sid's. He was in a long tunnel of old photos.....[Item #2903]
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., 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]
New York, NY: Giorno Poetry Systems Institute Inc., 1989. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. John Giorno, the venerable poet-artist-impresario associated with Andy Warhol & William S. Burroughs, presents this catalog from the high-water mark of his multi-media productions & activism. Featuring the first appearance of William S. Burroughs' short story, "Senor Kaposi," which begins on the front cover & is probably WSB's most profound creative response to the AIDS crisis at.....[Item #3077]