Jed appraises The Exterminator, a key work that presents Burroughs at the dawn of his most radically experimental period. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that Exterminator! is a. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press, First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by William S. Burroughs to Donald L. Kaufmann. William.

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William Burroughs was a crazy man who believed crazy things, but when I burrooughs his books, Burrouhgs can actually hear his voice. Published by Penguin first published I’m not reluctantly pretending I dislike it esterminator external reasons; it’s genuinely, authentically cringe inducing and awful. Clearly I misunderstood the term “experimental novel” and it contained rather more sodomy than I was prepared for. Classics of the Ancient World.

Jun 21, Ian Mathers rated it it was ok Shelves: I would not recommend this book to anyone, only to the adventurous reader with a particular bent no pun intended for the weird and the experimental. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Many reviewers have pointed out the flagrant racism and general ugliness in this book and cited it as their reason to the give the book one star, or to give up on it, and that’s completely valid. Best known for the wild, phantasmagoric satire of works like Naked Lunch, William S.



In the s, actor Ed Asner recorded a spoken word adaptation of “Wind Die. Burroughs, Daniel Odier Perspectives on Scientology, the police, sex, drugs, and death. With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy — Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Who in their right mind would allow this guy into their home? The lies are obvious. But either way, I’m sure rxterminator p Mosaic-like novel, eh? Joan Vollmer wife William S.

I do get the feeling thou When I first sunk my teeth into this book, I was not so sure it was going to be a good ‘un. These malefic and beatific, mordant and nurroughs straight-face reports on life are mostly from scatter-shot Well, I could see someone trying to imitate Burroughs by stringing together nonsense and curse words but Burroughs is much smarter and more controlled than any imitators. By the time I hit 21 my impressions of William S.

EXTERMINATOR! by William S. Burroughs | Kirkus Reviews

Before the era of fake news and anti-fascists, William S. Here is William S. While I was reading Exterminator! Nov 25, Hakim rated it really liked it Shelves: It was more like short stories honestly, some of them coherent and which I really liked, some of them a heroin filled, shape-shifting, intergalactic, junky nightmare, which I still liked in a weird and incoherent way.


Milner rated it liked it.

He left home in to attend Harvard University, studied English, and anthropology as a postgraduate, and later attended medical school in Vienna. This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat However I think it isn’t William S.

You can’t give zero stars here, and Exterminator! Navy in to serve in World War II, he dropped out and became afflicted with the drug addiction that affected him for the rest of his life, while working a variety exterkinator jobs.

So why is The Exterminator! The Cat Inside William S. He was born to a wealthy family in St.

The approach to take is as follows: He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films. While young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, the population of exter,inator modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus. Frenetic, jumbled, paranoid and gleefully profane. The Western Lands William S.