[Item #5943] The Job: Interview with William Burroughs by Daniel Odier. Daniel Odier, William S. Burroughs.
The Job: Interview with William Burroughs by Daniel Odier
The Job: Interview with William Burroughs by Daniel Odier
The Job: Interview with William Burroughs by Daniel Odier
The Job: Interview with William Burroughs by Daniel Odier

The Job: Interview with William Burroughs by Daniel Odier

ISBN: 0224618113
London, England: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First UK Edition. Hardcover. " 'Space is the new frontier...there are many roads to space. To achieve complete freedom from past conditioning is to be in space. Techniques exist for achieving such freedom. These techniques are being concealed and withheld. In The Job I consider techniques of discovery.' William Burroughs, one of the most controversial living novelists, talks about his work, his thought, the contemporary and the possible worlds with the candour and the challenge to be expected from the author of The Naked Lunch." (from front flap) The early, now-classic volume of interviews with William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), Founding Father of the Beat Generation, among the greatest & most influential literary & cultural figures of all time, & the very Icon-Patron of our enterprise. The interviews with WSB were conducted by Daniel Odier (b. 1945), the acclaimed & prolific Swiss novelist, essayist, poet & Zen master; & were first transcribed/edited into the French-language 'Entretiens avec William Burroughs' during 1969. Offered here is the first UK edition issued the following year, hardcover in clipped dust jacket, first printing "First Published in Great Britain 1970" as stated on copyright page, with all points (except clipped price) in Maynard & Miles, A16(b), pgs. 64-66; Shoaf, Section I,18a, pg. 34; Schottlaender (new 5.0 edition!), H13(C), pg. 184. From the collection of Kevin Ring, editor-publisher of & contributor to Beat Scene magazine & other indispensable productions (many available here), & our good friend in the UK. A foundational, absolutely essential guide to understanding the ideas behind the life & work of WSB, in one of its rarest English-language contemporary forms & with distinguished provenance. Book in very fine condition with only very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; moderate rubbing, browning & spotting to upper edge of text block; much less to side & lower edges of same. Interior very fine with only light browning to blank white paste-downs, endpapers & page leaves (the latter mostly at blank margins/edges). Dust jacket fine with mild rubbing, browning & faint scratching to front, back covers, spine & flaps; very slight wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; one very short, mostly closed tear-fold from middle upper edge of front cover with miniscule loss of paper, surface paper. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #5943]

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