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With William Burroughs: A Report From The Bunker.

Beat Literature] Bockris, Victor.

Published by Seaver Books, New York, 1981
ISBN 10: 0394518098 / ISBN 13: 9780394518091
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Title: With William Burroughs: A Report From The ...

Publisher: Seaver Books, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Edition: First Printing of the First Edition


A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. In this composite biography of Burroughs, Bockris has recorded and captured the real William Burroughs. Not only did Bockris interview his Burroughs over a period of six years following his subject in his private and public life, but he also taped the memories and impressions of many of Burroughs' friends, admirers, and writing colleagues that include Allen Ginsberg, Terry Southern, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Susan Sontag. Bookseller Inventory # 23927

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Synopsis: Burroughs, the eccentric, brilliant artist who burned the bridge with logic and wrote the classic Naked Lunch, has a court recorder in Victor Bockris. Bockris has collected into a cogent whole the man's most brilliant moments of conversation, thinking, and interview repartee. This fascinating material, gleaned from the fertile time at Burroughs's New York headquarters, the Bunker (which was located on the Bowery, three blocks from CBGB), encompasses the years 1974 to 1980, and also includes a 1991 Burroughs interview from Interview magazine. The Beats' devotion to subjective experience has left readers with a profound amount of objective material to analyze and debate. Choice public and private utterances, hallucinatory and prescient diatribes such as these, remain rich sources of literary history. As Americans we find the Beats' approach to life romantic, even heroic. Tearing the walls down in the name of freedom and spirituality strikes a particularly pilgrimesque chord. With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker is a fascinating compendium of Burroughs-speak, so complete it can be considered a credo.

About the Author: Victor Bockris is the author of many critically acclaimed and bestselling books including his seminal Warhol biography and Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie.

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