The Adding Machine (Paperback)

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Sheer pleasure. . . . Wonderfully entertaining.--Chicago Sun-Times

Acclaimed by Norman Mailer more than twenty years ago as possibly the only American writer of genius, William S. Burroughs has produced a body of work unique in our time. In these scintillating essays, he writes wittily and wisely about himself, his interests, his influences, his friends and foes. He offers candid and not always flattering assessments of such diverse writers as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Samuel Beckett, and Marcel Proust. He ruminates on science and the often dubious paths into which it seems intent on leading us, whether into outer or inner space. He reviews his reviewers, explains his famous cut-up method, and discusses the role coincidence has played in his life and work. As satirist and parodist, William Burroughs has no peer, as these varied works, written over three decades, amply reveal.

About the Author

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was the author of numerous novels, including "Naked Lunch," Nova Express," The Ticket That Exploded," The Soft Machine," and The Wild Boys." He is considered one of the twentieth century's most radical, innovative, and influential writers, and a founding member of the Beat Generation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802121950
ISBN-10: 0802121950
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English