[Item #5089] Electric Bananas. William S. Burroughs, Thurston Moore.
Electric Bananas
Electric Bananas
Electric Bananas
Electric Bananas

Electric Bananas

New York, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 2017. First Edition Thus. Softcover. A Beat-literary Cut-Up Classic, reissued—at long last—with consummate dignity: “Electric Bananas” [initially titled “Electric Banana”], the William S. Burroughs-inspired assembly of (brilliantly confounding) clusterfucks-in-prose first issued in 1975. Happily reprinted here is Burroughs’ key introduction to the work, for his imprimatur here is not “unthinking” in its praise. It speaks less to the friend-considerate, Beat-writerly “ritual favor” of “Introduction-gifting” (which was itself well-established by the year 1975) and more to the purity of Beach’s durable cut-ups. She “got it,” as it were—and this slim, transgressive classic attests to that literary fact. As a reissue, it finds itself considerably endowed on account of contributions proffered by legendary American Rock guitarist, Thurston Moore, who contributes a refulgent supplementary foreword. Beach, Burroughs, Moore, & the Cut-Ups. Like a recipe plucked from Dali’s cookbook—a platter most garishly garnished by genius! [ISBN: 978-1978403499]. Trade-format softcover; a First Edition Thus with no reference to further printings at copyright page. In very fine condition with minute-to-moderate shelf-wear to fine-edges of front, back cover & corners. Very Fine. [Item #5089]

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