Against Control. Jack Sargeant, William S. Burroughs.
Against Control
Against Control

Against Control

ISBN: 9789198181401
Goteborg, Sweden: Eight Millimetres, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. "Against Control collects together a selection of essays by author Jack Sargeant that explore the multiple influences of William S. Burroughs and various aspects of the wider Burroughs' universe. In these essays aspects of Burroughs' work, and especially his speculative ideas, are presented through their intersections with sound, with imagined histories, and with mythologies. Incorporating ideas from the philosophies of libertarian pirates to Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville's Dreamachine, from the space program and science fiction literature to the Master Musicians of Joujouka, and all points in between. These pages offer jumping off-points and strategies for new ideas and points of research." (back cover) A compilation of five essays on the life, works, thought & vast influence of William S. Burroughs by Jack Sargeant, the acclaimed & prolific British-Australian countercultural writer. The essays are preceded by an introduction by the Australian author Michael Spann & a foreword by Sargeant; & followed by a bibliography & short author biography. With many classic images of WSB & Co. before each essay. Hardcover in illustrated boards with identical dust jacket, first edition, a beautiful Swedish (but all English-language) production. From the collection of Brian Schottlaender, author of "Anything But Routine," the most complete & up-to-date WSB bibliography now in its fourth ever-expanding online edition. We always consult our good friend Brian's ABR for all our WSB-related rarities, as we did here- but we could not find a reference- did we miss it, Brian? If not, we respectfully suggest you include it in the fifth edition of ABR now in progress, perhaps in Section G, H or I. A highly recommended collection of very thoughtful & far-sighted exemplars of Burroughsian Skullership; a rarity-in-the-making with distinguished provenance. Book in very fine condition, virtually mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; ISBN number & code is on sticker affixed to lower area of jacket back cover apparently as issued. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4711]

Price: $50.00