"The Revised Boy Scout Manual": An Electronic Revolution. William S. Burroughs.
"The Revised Boy Scout Manual": An Electronic Revolution

"The Revised Boy Scout Manual": An Electronic Revolution

ISBN: 9780814254899
Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University Press, 2018. First Edition. Softcover. "Before the era of fake news and anti-fascists, William S. Burroughs wrote about preparing for revolution and confronting institutionalized power. In this work, Burroughs' parody becomes a set of rationales and instructions for destabilizing the state and overthrowing an oppressive and corrupt government. As with much of Burroughs' work, it is hard to say if it is serious or purely satire. The work is funny, horrifying, and eerily prescient, especially concerning the use of language and social media to undermine institutions." (from back cover) An important work by WSB, the Primary Prophet of the twentieth century & beyond, brought together in complete form for the first time from manuscripts in his major archives & a performance recording. Edited by Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett, the two key keepers of the extensive WSB archive at Ohio State University in Columbus. With a forward by artist-Burroughsian scholar Antonio Bonome; a brief textual history by Smith; an essay by Bennett ("Did Burroughs have a Plan?"); an afterword by V. Vale, the founder of RE/Search Publications; & five supplements to WSB's main text. WSB lives on to continue his subversion of the pre-recorded universe, with the painstaking help of this team to whom we owe our gratitude! The newest must-have for the WSB scholar & collector. A softcover original, as new. As new. [Item #3076]

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