[Item #5893] A William Burroughs Reader. William S. Burroughs.
A William Burroughs Reader
A William Burroughs Reader

A William Burroughs Reader

ISBN: 0330267620
London, England: Picador, 1982. First Edition Thus. Softcover. “It will have been realized by now that I believe Wiliam Burroughs to be a very important writer indeed and one of the most significant of our time—as innovatory, as theorist and as creator of a new form of picaresque novel that stems as much from the history of painting and European art and thought as from his American background and the drug experience that gave the first thrust to his work.” (pg. 17) John Calder (1927-2018) was the regular British publisher of William S. Burroughs’ books since the exclusive release of Dead Fingers Talk in 1963 followed by the 1964 UK edition of The Naked Lunch (see item #4521). Calder began bringing Burroughs’ novels to the UK throughout the next decade, giving birth to a new generation of British Burroughsians as his work became more accessible. Selected and edited by Calder, he provides a brief introductory biography of Burroughs, the Founding Father of the Beat Generation-&-Beyond, among the foremost literary & cultural figures of all time, indeed the very Patron-Icon of our enterprise. The collection offered here includes excerpts from Burroughs’ bibliography, and Calder provides context and details about the work before each section, offering a crash course in Burroughs’ style. Shoaf (Section I, No. 59, pg. 51) & Schottlaender (A51, pg. 20 of the new 5.0 Edition). Softcover: First Edition Thus. Book is in Near Fine condition with moderate rubbing, scratching, spotting to front, back cover and spine. A price sticker from a previous seller is affixed to the front cover near the bottom right corner, and an inventory label is affixed to the back cover; pages are starting to brown; mild foxing, spotting around the edge of the pageblock. Near Fine. [Item #5893]

Price: $25.00