The Western Lands (7-CD Unabridged Audiobook). William S. Burroughs, Ray Porter.
The Western Lands (7-CD Unabridged Audiobook)

The Western Lands (7-CD Unabridged Audiobook)

New York, NY: Blackstone Publishing, 2016. First Edition. CDs. “The Western Lands is the most eagerly awaited new novel by the most visionary American novelist of the twentieth century—a haunting Book of the Dead for the nuclear age. Every new work from the pen of William S. Burroughs is an important literary event. This is especially so in the case of The Western Lands. For in this novel, Burroughs completes a trilogy that began with Cities of the Red Night and The Place of Dead Roads, with a profound, revealing, and often astounding meditation on the themes of mortality, loneliness, nuclear peril—and the inextinguishable hope for an existence beyond bodily death. The symbolic vehicle Burroughs uses here is ancient Egyptian mythology, a long-standing interest of his. “The Western Lands” of the title are the territory to which the Egyptians believed the souls of the dead made a hazardous pilgrimage in their quest for true immortality. The questers—Joe the Dead, Kim Carsons, the scribe Nefertiti, Hassan i Sabbah, the Old Man of the Mountain—travel through an unmistakably by Burroughs-esque universe of appalling danger and otherworldly beauty—now the back alleys of ancient Egypt, now bombed-out Berlin, now the Old West of the shootists.” (from Front Flap of the First American Hardcover Edition of The Western Lands). Ironically, this still-sealed 7-CD set—from the collection of marine-strength Burroughsian and WSB bibliographer, Brian Schottlaender—is not actually included in Schottlaender’s expansive, mycelial bibliography of Burroughs (now in its fourth ever-expanding online edition). This audiobook version of “The Western Lands” is further distinguished by the fact that it is read by the highly sought-after narrator, Ray Porter. For those seeking a hard copy audiobook edition of The Western Lands and the Burroughs completist alike! In very fine condition, still sealed/as new. Very Fine. [Item #4698]

Price: $60.00