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Titre : Nova Express (An Evergreen Black Cat Book; ...
Éditeur : Grove Press, New York
Date d'édition : 1964
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : Very Good
Signé : Signed & Inscribed By Author
Edition : First Edition Thus, Later Printing
SIGNED BY WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS. Slight rubbing and browning to wrappers (chiefly at foredges); slight internal uniform browning (chiefly to edges). 155,  pages. Later issue of Maynard & Miles A10b (originally published in this format in 1965; first hardcover edition appeared in 1964). "Seventh Printing, 1977" (title page verso); notable for lower wrapper blurbs by Mary McCarthy, Terry Southern and Marshall McLuhan. Signed and inscribed by Burroughs in black ink on title page recto: "To Steve Lowe / William S. Burroughs / October 22, 1984". Provenance: From the estate of Steven Harrison Lowe (formerly of Desert Hot Springs, CA). From the early 1970s until 1997, Lowe was an assistant to and collaborator with author, artist, cultural phenomenon and outcast William S. Burroughs. The two men enjoyed a long friendship and created art pieces, many of which were shown in the 1980s and 1990s at Casa Sin Nombre, Lowe's art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. William S. Burroughs (1914-97) was born in the Midwest, and graduated from Harvard with an art degree in 1936. He was often a rascal, notorious for his addiction to heroin, and the shooting of his wife at a party in Mexico (the so-called "William Tell" incident). He'd worked and played in Vienna, Paris, London, Tangiers, Chicago, Mexico, and New York before finally retiring to Lawrence, Kansas in the 1990s, where he died. He stood the literary establishment on its ear in 1959 with the publication of his Beat classic Naked Lunch. During the 1980s, Burroughs combined his predilection for firearms with his desire to paint. His "gunshot paintings" were nearly as controversial in the art world as Naked Lunch had been in the literary world decades earlier. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. N° de réf. du libraire L071065
Synopsis : The most ferociously political and prophetic book of the Cut-Up Trilogy, Nova Express fires the reader into a textual outer space to show us our burning planet and to reveal the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. As with The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded, William Burroughs deploys his cut-up methods to make a visionary demand that we take back the world that has been stolen from us. Edited and introduced by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this new edition reveals how Nova Express was cut from an extraordinary wealth of typescripts to create startling new forms of poetic possibility. The third book of Burroughs' linguistically prophetic 'cut-up' trilogy - following The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded - Nova Express is a hilarious and Swiftian parody of bureaucracy and the frailty of the human animal.
Synopsis: The Soft Machine introduced us to the conditions of a universe where endemic lusts of the mind and body pray upon men, hook them, and turn them into beasts. Nova Express takes William S. Burroughs?s nightmarish futuristic tale one step further. The diabolical Nova Criminals—Sammy The Butcher, Green Tony, Iron Claws, The Brown Artist, Jacky Blue Note, Izzy The Push, to name only a few—have gained control and plan on wreaking untold destruction. It?s up to Inspector Lee of the Nova Police to attack and dismantle the word and imagery machine of these “control addicts? before it?s too late. This surrealist novel is part sci-fi, part Swiftian parody, and always pure Burroughs.
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