[Item #5891] Cities of the Red Night. William S. Burroughs.
Cities of the Red Night
Cities of the Red Night
Cities of the Red Night
Cities of the Red Night

Cities of the Red Night

ISBN: 0030539765
New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1981. First Printing. Hardcover. “Faced by the actual practice of freedom, the French and American revolutions would be forced to stand by their words” (William S. Burroughs, ‘Cities of The Red Night’). William S, Burroughs (1914–1997), a writer with whom one needs all their faculties to reckon, is known for being subversive, dark, and unflinchingly vulgar, and Cities of The Red Night is no exception. One part opium fueled odyssey, one part existential exploration, and one part incredibly well-woven complex narrative–Cities of The Red Night is a hit of literary smack that will leave the reader fiending in dark alleyways and skulking through the annals of literature for more of Burroughs enthralling, vivid, surreal work. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket: First Edition, as stated on copyright page, First Printing, as indicated by number sequence thereon, with all points in Shoaf (Section I, No. 53a, pg. 128) & Schottlaender (A45a, pg. 19 of the new 5.0 Edition). From the collection of Kevin Ring, editor-publisher & contributor to the indispensable Beat Scene magazine & other productions (many available here) & our good friend in the UK. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket: First Edition, as stated on copyright page, First Printing, as indicated by number sequence thereon. Book is in Fine condition with slight foxing to the top edge of pageblock and slight bumping to the fine edges of covers and spine. Dust-jacket is in Near Fine condition with moderate bumping, creasing to the fine edges of front, back covers and spine; minor rubbing, scratching to front, back covers; minor discoloration along the top edges of flaps. An extra handling fee will be added for shipping due to the weight of this item. Fine / Near Fine. [Item #5891]

Price: $65.00