The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2). William S. Burroughs, Robin Lydenberg.
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)
The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)

The Western Lands (1), with: Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (2)

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" volume for "inspiration," 3 others for assistance with "source material," an additional 3 people "who worked on editing & processing the manuscript," Brion Gysin is thanked for his enduring inspiration as well, and Burroughs closes with an expression of gratitude to James Grauerholz, head of Burroughs Communications, for his unending assistance & editorial work. This blurb is representative of just how many individuals were closely involved in the assembly of a Burroughs publication. This practice was common throughout the course of Burroughs' life. Burroughs mined mountains of ongoing research on Egyptian mythology & coupled his findings with his subversive, surrealist intellectuality to craft yet another original masterpiece. [ISBN: 0-670-81352-4](Shoaf 68, p. 56; Schottlaender A62a., pg. 19). Added to this late-period explosion of Burroughsiana is a fore-running critical study of William S. Burroughs' fiction by Robin Lydenberg which concentrates on 4 major early works: Naked Lunch, and the cut-up trilogy of The Soft Machine, The Ticket that Exploded & Nova Express. Lydenberg is not kidding when she uses the word "radical" in "Radical Theory;" as the reader must bend over and receive a syringe, straight-to-the-ass, of Derridean, collegiate Postmodernism. If you consider yourself a radical, you'll enjoy the medicine thoroughly, grinning as you leave the offices of Dr. Benway. If not, be sure that you will learn something too; for, as Emerson said: "Every man is my superior, in that I learn of him." An as-new, unread copy of this very interesting piece of Burroughsian Skullership. Both "The Western Lands" and "Word Cultures" came out in 1987, making this an excellent "Then-&-Now" time capsule of Burroughsiana. [ISBN: 0-252-01413-8]. (Shoaf 119, p. 180). (1) Book in very fine condition with only short, thin horizontal smudge to text block; similar vertical one to right; otherwise substantially mint inside and out. Dust-jacket in very fine condition as well, virtually as new. (2) Book and dust-jacket in very fine condition, both essentially as new. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4062]

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