Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs. William S. Burroughs.
Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs
Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs
Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs
Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs

Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs

New York, NY: Grove Press, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. These are the last private musings and reflections of William S. Burroughs, written from mid-November 1996 through July 30, 1997- only a few days before his death on August 2. In his poignant introduction that details WSB's life in his twilight years, James Grauerholz writes that the journals "...include successive drafts of several short routines; remarks on books he was reading or had read long ago, and scenes suggested by them; lists of favorite lines from a lifetime of reading and listening; fits of impotent rage at man's stupidity; day-to-day commentary; the heartbreak of the deaths of his beloved cats; and the contemplation of his own mortality." (p. ix) These last writings are an insight into the mind of WSB, a mixture of the mundane and profound, the late raw material from which he extracted his world view and artistry. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page, second printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. Followed by various softcover and foreign editions, in near mint condition. The final chapters of the self-described "one long work" of the life journey of WSB. "Nothing is. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience- any fucking thing. No Holy Grail, No Final Satori, no final solution. Just conflict. Only thing can resolve conflict is love, like I felt for Fletch and Ruski, Spooner and Calico. Pure love. What I feel for my cats present and past. Love. What is It? Most natural painkiller..." [ISBN: 0-8021-1657-4]. Book and dust-jacket in very fine condition, virtually as new--a delightfully-clean edition of Burroughs' intriguing twilight musings. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4122]

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