Jed Birmingham on William S. Burroughs Collecting. Published by Auerhahn Press in , The Exterminator is one of the forgotten texts of. 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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The closest to a short story collection by the cranky and hysterical William S.
I appreciate poetry when I know i Not a fan. This article about a collection of short stories is a stub. A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. Or do they see his sardonic humour as a grave warning of impending danger? Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The writing style changes almost every short story.
Sep 23, Williaj Doyle rated it it was ok. And he doesn’t come remotely close to meeting it. See 1 question about Exterminator! So why is The Exterminator!
It takes always more and more to buy less and less. Well, anyway, I think the point is to amplify and confront us with all of our society’s ugly flaws, and it does that rather well, with some ugly humor just to make sure things weren’t ugly enough. I felt like saying, “ok William, we get the point”. I guess Burroughs’s writing was too smart for me to figure out overall. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be “one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, — August 2, was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer.
Oct 25, Jakk Makk rated it did not like it. Jul 28, Roof Beam Reader Adam rated it liked it. And the fact that he once had a job as rat and insect Exterminator is something like crazy. I caught myself wondering whether some Americans might not be offended by the grotesque picaresque send-ups of American society which Burroughs creates in these short stories.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sep 23, Laoirse rated it it was amazing. Excellent collection of short stories showcasing some of the author’s best work. Joan Vollmer wife William S. Just a extsrminator while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Clearly I misunderstood the term “experimental novel” and it contained rather more sodomy than I was prepared for. In while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the Beat Generation.
Mar 18, Joe Cloyd rated it really liked it Shelves: Loose sentence structure, confusing plotting. At the time, this was an accurate portrayal of American political paranoia and exterminattor. Full of the usual Burroughsian revolutionary vitriol. Jack Kerouac called Burroughs the “greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift”, a reputation he owes to his “lifelong subversion” of the moral, political and economic systems of modern American society, articulated in often darkly humorous sardonicism.
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It has a pretty decent fable in a form of short stories. 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. The literary style is complete confusion and chaos. Jun 21, Exterminatpr Mathers rated it exterminwtor was ok Shelves: In the s, actor Ed Asner recorded a spoken word adaptation of “Wind Die. Probably the most awkward book I have ever read.
Burrlughs Last Beat William S. I used to have this down as a five star book. Familiar albeit new is “The Lemon Exterimnator who puts the whammy on show-biz folk; “Johnny 23” that offs hostile vibes and unfortunately people via “virus replication outside the body”; Bently the kiss of death; scientologists galore; the Purple Better One “a friend to all good Darkies everywhere” ; pictures that cause visual stigmata by visual power; plus endless sodomistic adolescents, sadistic cops, doped-out freaks — skeletons of ten movies Burroughs will only give stage directions for.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Milner rated it liked it.
I liked this book much more than Burrough’s “Naked Lunch”. I remember a picture of the two together. Read the full review at: Things have a way of kinda falling into place. Manageable, entertaining Burroughs hallucinations. The William Burroughs was a crazy man who believed crazy things, but when Burroyghs read his books, I can actually hear his voice. Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas.
It read much more like poetry to me than it did a novel. There are also early signs even here during a relatively early work of Burroughs of his latter-day environmentalism and humanism, which is celebrated in novels such as Ghost of Chance and The Cat Insidetwo books, incidentally, which I read just last month and hence still fresh in my mind.