The Green Ghost: William Burroughs and the Ecological Mind. Chad Weidner, William S. Burroughs.
The Green Ghost: William Burroughs and the Ecological Mind

The Green Ghost: William Burroughs and the Ecological Mind

ISBN: 9780809334865
Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. First Printing. Softcover. "...I suggest that Burroughs seeks to reconcile humanity and the natural world more widely in his texts. This manifests in both his narrative practices and the thematic content of his texts, which reveal a lifelong engagement with ecological issues. Thus the essential question of this book is, to what extent can Burroughs' texts be evaluated in an ecocritical framework. Although Burroughs is recognized for his legacy of experimentalism, what can be found in close readings of Burroughs is a vibrant, targeted, and ripe space for ecocritical dialogue." (from author's introduction, pg. 17) A study of William S. Burroughs' works from a new, heretofore unexplored perspective- ecocriticism. Chad Weidner, a brilliant scholar known to this writer from our participation in the annual conferences of the European Beat Studies Network, analyzes WSB's thread of environmental & ecological concern, from humanity's toxicity in Naked Lunch through some of the latest books published in his lifetime. With front cover illustration of a green WSB by Alexander Adams, an acclaimed writer & artist who is another outstanding member of EBSN. An important, pioneering work of great interest to the advanced Burroughsian student & collector. A softcover original, as new in pristine condition. As new. [Item #3072]

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