Interzone (First French Edition). William S. Burroughs.
Interzone (First French Edition)

Interzone (First French Edition)

ISBN: 2267008602
Paris, France: Christian Bourgois Editeur, 1991. First Edition Thus. Softcover. This is the first French edition of William S. Burroughs' Interzone, first published in English during 1989. Luminous fragments rescued from the "word horde" that became Naked Lunch, the breakthrough work by the unparalleled Beat-&-Beyond master. This edition includes the lengthy, most informative introduction by James Grauerholz, WSB's right-hand companion for almost the last quarter-century of his life, foremost authority & keeper of his legacy. Also a special introduction for this edition by the noted French biographer- art historian Gerard-Georges Lemaire. All texts in French, translated by Sylvie Durastanti. With reproduction of photograph of a ghostly WSB by Renaud Monfourny on front cover, unique to this edition. Softcover original, first printing with reference to "Acheve d'imprimer en mars 1991..." & "No. d'edition: 992. d'Impression: 599. Depot legal: mars 1991." in colophons. Includes loose publisher's card. See Shoaf, Section I, No. 73g, pg. 58. From the collection of Jim McCrary, a poet & educator who has long resided in Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a friend & associate of WSB; a member of Burroughs Communications led by Grauerholz. A desirable rarity for the French-fluent WSB collector & scholar, with important provenance. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching & a few short, faint creases on front, back covers & spine; very light wear & tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bump-curves at corners of some page leaves; publisher's card substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3009]

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