[Item #5131] Mutate or Die- With Burroughs in Kansas. David Ohle, William S. Burroughs.
Mutate or Die- With Burroughs in Kansas
Mutate or Die- With Burroughs in Kansas
Mutate or Die- With Burroughs in Kansas
Mutate or Die- With Burroughs in Kansas
Mutate or Die- With Burroughs in Kansas

Mutate or Die- With Burroughs in Kansas

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2007. Limited First Edition Thus. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by David Ohle. "I knew (William S. Burroughs) for the last decade of his life, when he lived in Lawrence, KS. There were the Thursday evening dinners I cooked at his house, the trips to the country for fishing and target shooting, the drives to Kansas City for his weekly six-pack of methadone, and finally, pall bearing at his funeral. For the first few of these years I kept a log of my time with him. These are some of those entries." (introductory paragraph, unpaginated) A fascinating, insider's look at the later life of William S. Burroughs, Founding Father of the Beat Generation-&-Beyond, the very Patron-Spirit of Third Mind Books. David Ohle (b. 1941) is an acclaimed author & academician, whose many works include editing the gathered writings-forming-a-memoir by WSB's ill-fated son (Cursed from Birth: The Short, Unhappy Life of William S. Burroughs Jr., 2006). As noted following text, "A longer, sometimes different, version of this piece appeared in The Dirty Goat, Host Publications, Austin TX., 1990." With front cover & frontispiece illustration of WSB by Neville Brody. Chapbook in stapled wrappers, issued as the eleventh number in the Beat Scene Press Pocket Book Series published by Kevin Ring in the UK (see our many issues of the indispensable Beat Scene magazine & other BSP productions). One of an edition of 125 signed & hand-numbered copies produced in August 2007 per colophon on back cover, this is copy No. 24/125. On the title page, beneath his printed name, Ohle has hand-written his signature in black ink. An early, particularly rare volume in this most beautiful & collectible series, of substantial importance to the WSB devotee. In very fine condition with only a touch of rubbing to front, back covers & stapled spine; staples in process of rusting with no visible exterior or interior bleeding. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #5131]

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