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William S. Burroughs (1914–1997)

Autor(a) de Almoço Nu

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William S. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation who wrote in the postmodern paranoid fiction genre. Jack Kerouac called Burroughs the "greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift," while Norman Mailer declared him "the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by mostrar mais genius." While he is best known for the novels Naked Lunch, Queer, and Junkie, he also collaborated with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Gus Van Sant, David Cronen-berg, and Sonic Youth to produce films, music, and performance pieces. mostrar menos
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(eng) This is the beat author, not to be confused with his son of the same name, also an author.

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Séries

Obras de William S. Burroughs

Almoço Nu (1962) 6,998 cópias
Junky (1953) 4,860 cópias
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text (2001) 4,276 cópias
Queer (1985) 1,719 cópias
The Soft Machine (1961) 1,521 cópias
Cities of the Red Night (1981) 1,462 cópias
Nova Express (1964) 1,077 cópias
The Ticket That Exploded (1962) 993 cópias
The Place of Dead Roads (1984) 938 cópias
The Western Lands (1987) 843 cópias
Exterminator! (1973) 687 cópias
The Yage Letters (1963) 649 cópias
Interzone (1989) 594 cópias
O Gato por Dentro (1986) 593 cópias
My Education: A Book of Dreams (1995) 558 cópias
Ghost of Chance (1991) 344 cópias
The Burroughs File (1984) 206 cópias
Blade Runner: A Movie (1979) 189 cópias
Port of Saints (1980) 170 cópias
Electronic Revolution (1970) 121 cópias
The Third Mind (1978) 98 cópias
Dead Fingers Talk (1963) 98 cópias
Tornado Alley (1981) 84 cópias
Ah Pook Is Here! (1971) 79 cópias
The Finger (2018) 75 cópias
Sidetripping (1975) — Autor — 68 cópias
A William Burroughs Reader (1982) 66 cópias
Painting & guns (1990) 44 cópias
The book of breeething (1974) 39 cópias
Queer 39 cópias
Roosevelt After Inauguration (1979) 38 cópias
Cobble stone gardens (1976) 36 cópias
White Subway (1973) 35 cópias
Early Routines (1981) 28 cópias
Minutes to Go (1960) 25 cópias
The Retreat Diaries (1976) 16 cópias
The Exterminator (1960) 16 cópias
Coenzyme Q10 (1998) 15 cópias
The Seven Deadly Sins (1991) 15 cópias
Die alten Filme (1979) 14 cópias
So Who Owns Death TV? (1967) 12 cópias
Snack... (1975) 12 cópias
Paper Cloud Thick Pages (Art Random) (1992) — Artist — 10 cópias
Apocalypse (1988) 10 cópias
William S. Burroughs [art exhibition catalog] (1988) — Artist — 9 cópias
Travel agency is on fire (2015) 8 cópias
You Can't Win (2001) 7 cópias
Jack Kerouac (2009) 7 cópias
The Junky's Christmas [1993 film] (2006) — Author & Narrator — 7 cópias
DOCTOR BENWAY 6 cópias
Ali's smile 6 cópias
Essais (1981) 6 cópias
Battle Instructions (2020) 6 cópias
The Braille Film (1970) 5 cópias
The Road To The Western Lands — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Let me hang you (2016) 5 cópias
UNCOMMON QUOTES (1989) 5 cópias
Scrittura creativa (1994) 5 cópias
Lasers (1977) 5 cópias
My Weight in Wands (2020) 4 cópias
Entre chats (1986) 4 cópias
Icerdeki Kedi (2013) 4 cópias
Painting [art exhibition catalog] (1988) — Artist — 4 cópias
Sinki's sauna 4 cópias
Thee Films 4 cópias
The Black Rider [theater program] — Autor — 4 cópias
RE/SEARCH 3 cópias
The Exterminator Redux (2020) 3 cópias
Essais tome 1 (1996) 3 cópias
William S Burroughs. Creative Observer (2014) — Artist — 3 cópias
Top (2001) 3 cópias
Nahý oběd ; Nova Express (1994) 3 cópias
7786 - Burroughs, Wm. — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
TOWERS OPEN FIRE 3 cópias
Minutes To Go Redux (2020) 3 cópias
RUSKI 3 cópias
Destroy All Rational Thought With William Burroughs (2006) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Junkie / Narcotic Agent (1953) 3 cópias
Bicha (Portuguese Edition) (2016) 2 cópias
Akademi 23 (2014) 2 cópias
LOCUS SOLUS II 2 cópias
DARAZT 2 cópias
Son Sozler (2015) 2 cópias
THE DARK EYE 2 cópias
Apomorphine 2 cópias
Yellowstone Park Romance (1911) 2 cópias
The Streets of Chance (1981) 2 cópias
Le Colloque de Tanger (1976) 2 cópias
MRABET POSTCARD 2 cópias
Poems 2 cópias
STILETTO (1989) 2 cópias
Colloque de Tanger II (1979) 2 cópias
This Is Important #3 (1981) 2 cópias
Essais / 2 (1996) 2 cópias
Myths. Instructions 1. [sound recording] — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Las tierras occidentales (2020) 2 cópias
Elektro Devrim 8 (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Le città della notte rossa (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Patlamis Bilet (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Signed postcard WSB 1 exemplar(es)
Lístek, který explodoval (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Katten indeni (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Das Buch vom Aaatmen (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Tarzan bei den Affen #1 1 exemplar(es)
Ciplak Solen (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Últimas palabras (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Pesko 1 exemplar(es)
Viruses Were By Accident 1 exemplar(es)
Gradovi crvene noći 1 exemplar(es)
Razgovori 1 exemplar(es)
Dosis 1 exemplar(es)
The hog 1 exemplar(es)
Letters of William Lee, 1766-1783 (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
POSTCARD 1 1 exemplar(es)
Natural Bridge Romance 1 exemplar(es)
Yosemite Valley Romance 1 exemplar(es)
Dark Blood (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
ACADAMY [SIC] SERIES 1 exemplar(es)
In Dub 1 exemplar(es)
Kulchur (Issue Number One) (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
Intrepid #6 (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
FLUCK YOU! FLUCK YOU! 1 exemplar(es)
Goorbe Daroon 1 exemplar(es)
Kame Kaze (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
ćpun 1 exemplar(es)
Pranzul Dezgolit (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Lee family history 1 exemplar(es)
Ime mi je Burroughs 1 exemplar(es)
Drawing dialogue (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
ASYLUM 3 1 exemplar(es)
Junky ; Naked lunch 1 exemplar(es)
Johnny 23 1 exemplar(es)
An interview 1 exemplar(es)
INSECT TRUST GAZETTE 1 exemplar(es)
SPERO 1 exemplar(es)
THE ALGEBRA OF NEED 1 exemplar(es)
AM HERE BOOKS CATALOGUE 1 exemplar(es)
TIME PLACE WORD 1 exemplar(es)
TEXTES 1 exemplar(es)
IN YOUTH IS PLEASURE 1 exemplar(es)
FRESH SOUNDS INC FLYER 1 exemplar(es)
UNIVERS 12 1 exemplar(es)
UNIVERS 10 1 exemplar(es)
M.O.B.-MY OWN BUSINESS 1 exemplar(es)
TIME-BOOTLEG 1 exemplar(es)
PARDON 1 exemplar(es)
GALERIE K CATALOG 1 exemplar(es)
I 1 exemplar(es)
Naked Lunch Press Kit 1 exemplar(es)
Death Fiend Guerrillas 1 exemplar(es)
Fruit Cup, No. Zero 1 exemplar(es)
Rat: Subterranean News 1 exemplar(es)
Pop Smear Magazine #15.0 1 exemplar(es)
Shotgun paintings; works on wood and paper — Artist — 1 exemplar(es)
Oui. Vol. 6 No. 10 1 exemplar(es)
Oui. Vol. 2 No. 8 1 exemplar(es)
Playboy. Vol. 17 No. 2 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
High Times. No. 48 1 exemplar(es)
High Times. No. 43 1 exemplar(es)
The Wild Boys; The Soft Machine (1961) 1 exemplar(es)
TALK TALK FLEXI 1 exemplar(es)
PLEASED TO MEET YOU 1 exemplar(es)
FRONTIERS 1 exemplar(es)
ESQUIRE CASSETTE 1 exemplar(es)
GHOSTS AT NO. 9 1 exemplar(es)
Miluju postavy z podsvětí (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
RAPID EYE 1 exemplar(es)
THE 60S READER 1 exemplar(es)
MAYFAIR VOL 5 NO 7 1 exemplar(es)
Priest They Called Him 1 exemplar(es)
Black Rider 1 exemplar(es)
SOFT NEED #9 1 exemplar(es)
ZONE 7 1 exemplar(es)
New writing and writers 16 (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
William Burroughs: Painting (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Black Book 1963-64 1 exemplar(es)
EVERGREEN REVIEW READER 1 exemplar(es)
LIGHTWORKS 1 exemplar(es)
LITTLE CAESAR 9 1 exemplar(es)
THE COLDSPRING NEWS 1 exemplar(es)
KONTEXTS 1 exemplar(es)
NORTHWEST EXTRA! 1 exemplar(es)
PAINTINGS 1 exemplar(es)
PAINTING 1 exemplar(es)
SEMIOTEXT(E) USA 1 exemplar(es)
KLACTO 23 1 exemplar(es)
MY OWN MAG #14 1 exemplar(es)
GUITAR WORLD 1 exemplar(es)
CYCLOPS NO 1 1 exemplar(es)
PANTAPON ROSE 1 exemplar(es)
THE FINAL ACADEMY 1 exemplar(es)
LITERARY VISION 1 exemplar(es)
Pengefutar 1 exemplar(es)
THE HERE TO GO TAPES 1 exemplar(es)
RUSH 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Portable Beat Reader (Viking Portable Library) (1992) — Contribuinte — 1,460 cópias
You Can't Win (1926) — Introdução, algumas edições658 cópias
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuinte — 593 cópias
The Wild Party (1928) — Introdução, algumas edições564 cópias
Scattered Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series) (1989) — Photography, algumas edições461 cópias
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuinte — 327 cópias
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Contribuinte — 320 cópias
The New Media Reader (2003) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 279 cópias
The Olympia Reader (1965) — Contribuinte — 279 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 278 cópias
Sonoma Rose (2012) — Designer da capa, algumas edições267 cópias
Semiotext(e) SF (1989) — Contribuinte — 248 cópias
William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Throbbing Gristle (1982) — Contribuinte — 240 cópias
High Risk: An Anthology of Forbidden Writings (1991) — Contribuinte — 215 cópias
Mindfield: New and Selected Poems (1989) — Prefácio, algumas edições196 cópias
The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft (1994) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuinte — 158 cópias
In Youth Is Pleasure & I Left My Grandfather's House (1994) — Prefácio, algumas edições148 cópias
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 144 cópias
Man Alone: Alienation in Modern Society (1962) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Chaos & Cyber Culture (1994) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
SF12 (1968) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
The Herbert Huncke Reader (1997) — Prefácio, algumas edições106 cópias
Naked Lunch [1991 film] (1992) — Original novel — 90 cópias
Twists of the Tale: An Anthology of Cat Horror (1996) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
On the Line: New Gay Fiction (1981) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
The Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground (2013) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Beats (1960) — Autor, algumas edições62 cópias
Confederacy of the Dead (1993) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Gay Sunshine Interviews. Vol. 1 (1978) — Interviewee — 60 cópias
Jean Genet in Tangier (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições58 cópias
Drugstore Cowboy [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 53 cópias
New American Story (1962) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Flowers in the Blood: The Story of Opium (1981) — Introdução, algumas edições46 cópias
You Got to Burn to Shine: New and Selected Writings (1994) — Introdução — 43 cópias
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Black Rider [sound recording] (1993) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Mister Heartbreak (1984) — Compositor — 32 cópias
The Award Avant-Garde Reader (1965) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Strange Amazing and Mysterious Places (1993) — Introdução — 26 cópias
Brion Gysin Let the Mice In (1973) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Opposite of Sex [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 25 cópias
Big Table 1 (1959) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Grand Street 59: Time (Winter 1997) (1900) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
New York Inside Out (1984) — Introdução, algumas edições16 cópias
Seven Souls — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Living With the Animals (1994) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Omni Visions One (1993) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill (1997) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Stoned immaculate the music of the Doors (2000) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Big Table 2 (1959) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Like a Girl, I Want You To Keep Coming — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Helnwein Faces (1992) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
World Turning — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Evergreen Review No. 20 (1961) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Hallucination engine — Vocalist — 5 cópias
Apocalypse across the sky [sound recording] — Liner notes — 4 cópias
Locus Solus II (1961) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cough it up : the hairball story [sound recording] (1995) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Døds-layoutet 1 (1972) — Autor, algumas edições; Autor, algumas edições3 cópias
Life is a killer [sound recording] — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Hashisheen : the end of law [sound recording] — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Paris Review 109 1988 Winter — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
AVEC (1988) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Conspiracy Charges — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Steamshovel Press. Issue #17 — Contribuinte, algumas edições2 cópias
Ah Pook is here (Animated short, 1994) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Intrepid No. 5, 1st Anniversary Issue — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Lines, No. 6 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Resenhas

*Partial spoilers ahead*

Frustrating. After years of blah, increasingly half-hearted experimental novels and a relatively short (though brutal) period of writer's block, Burroughs almost staged a comeback with Cities of the Red Night. Almost, but not quite. The first half of the book is the most ambitious thing he ever wrote, and the array of characters and situations is very impressive; it's obvious that he was taking greater pains with the material, and found it interesting and engaging. There's a story here, and you actually want to turn the page and find out what happens next. (This is extremely rare in WSB's oeuvre; he was by nature a writer, yet not a natural storyteller.)

So why did Burroughs allow this extraordinarily promising beginning to go to hell in the book's second half? Why did he abandon the various threads of the plot to churn out 160-odd pages of dreary, Naked Lunch-style routines? (You know the stuff I mean: young red-haired boy bends over and farts righteous green flame, setting fire to a bunch of screaming Southern bigots as Doc Benway looks on and mutters, "Most interesting case indeed," etc. This goes on for page after page after page, almost as if Burroughs intended to confound the reader's expectations.) Did he find himself unable to write a coherent ending? Was he only trying to give his audience the obscenity-by-numbers that he thought they demanded? Your guess is as good as mine, but the unfulfilled potential of Cities drives me crazy. I do feel that it's worth reading for the excellent first half; just enter into it with the understanding that the whole thing collapses rather abruptly and never recovers.

Burroughs was mixing with a dark, dangerous crowd during the years that this novel was being written, and the influence of the Magickal Childe scene is evident in the subplot involving New York private eye Clem Snide and the supernatural forces he encounters while investigating a cult murder case. If memory serves, the macabre death of the Jerry Green character was based on a real-life incident briefly described in a book by English travel writer Bruce Chatwin, and which actually did occur on the Greek island of Spetses or Spetsai. That island was the setting for John Fowles's critically acclaimed The Magus, to which Burroughs makes direct reference in Cities of the Red Night. It's interesting to note that horror novelist Peter Straub, who likewise appears to have rubbed elbows with some frightening folk during this same period, based his bestselling Shadowland (published the year before Cities) on the Fowles novel.
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Jonathan_M | outras 13 resenhas | Apr 8, 2024 |
look, at a certain point very early on, i realised i was reading this not for enjoyment but as an anthropological exercise, satisfying my curiosity about midcentury america, my personal favourite era of history to study. and in that sense this was quite an edifying read. but on the other hand i found it pretty much skin-crawlingly horrible at all points, not so much the sex, the sex i could easily handle, even some of the more comical violence, but my god, the RACISM. oy vey. reading this on the subway felt like i was committing an act of antisocial behaviour. i covered the recto/verso with my hand when i had people near me. mortifying! a hard one to tackle with my 21st Century Sensibilities and like i AM glad i read it - there are actually some moments of really thrilling prose and insight - but now i need a palate cleanser asap.… (mais)
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i. | outras 68 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Interesting look at drug culture in the 40s, but missing the element shared by some of his contemporaries that for me transcends the gritty subject matter and makes the work, for lack of a better word, beautiful.
 
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GDBrown | outras 53 resenhas | Feb 15, 2024 |
I suspect this is a book one either loves or hates. While I didn't hate it, and while the book certainly contains some nuggets of insight that are worth reading, I found it trying to have to read so much ridiculous trash in order to find those insights. Other than its historical relevance, perhaps the main reason to read this book is to see just how messed up heroin and other opiates will make someone, such that you decide to avoid them all. So five stars for its historical relevance, its warning against opiates, and a handful of insights, but zero stars for 98% of the book's contents, which leads to my 2.5 star review.… (mais)
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tnilsson | outras 68 resenhas | Feb 5, 2024 |

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Obras
398
Also by
87
Membros
35,341
Popularidade
#533
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
381
ISBNs
870
Idiomas
29
Favorito
215

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