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The Soft Machine
Author: William Burroughs

ISBN: 9780007341917
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 29 April 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 19.7 x 0.9
The first novel in William Burroughs' anarchic Cut-Up Trilogy.

A world populated by hanged soldiers, North African street urchins, addicted narcotics agents, Spanish rent boys, evil doctors, corrupt judges and monsters from the mythology of history or the laboratories of science - Burroughs was truly the Hieronymus Bosch of the twentieth century.

In this surreal, savage and brilliantly funny novel, his famous 'cut-up' technique, the slicing and random folding in of words, transforms the narrative into an extraordinary, unequalled new form of prose poetry, taking us deeper into the dark recesses of Burroughs' imagination.

About the Author

William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1914. Immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s - notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg - he already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, Naked Lunch<>. Originally published by the daring and influential Olympia Press in France in 1959, it aroused great controversy on publication and was not available in t...

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