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2016-07-17

Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William.S.Burroughs Ted Morgan氏 (著) 読んだ



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内容紹介

William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and Junky, has been in every sense an outlaw: he has spent time in jail: he shot and killed his wife; he was a drug addict, forced to spend most of his life in exile from America, often on the run; he was openly homosexual at a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence.

Literary Outlaw is the compulsively readable biography of one of the most outrageous, most original and most influential figures of our time.

著者について

Ted Morgan is a prize-winning journalist and author of, among other books, biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Somerset Maugham. His account of France under German occupation, An Uncertain House, was published in 1990.

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感想
目次
note on method
prologue:the indution,1983
1,St.louis:1914-1931
2.Los Alamos:1929-1932
3.Cambridge:1932-1938
4.New York:1939-1941
5.Chicago and New York:1942-1944
6."And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks":1944
7.Junk:1945-1946
8.Texas:1947-1948
9.Louisiana:1948-1949
10.Mexico:1949-1952
11.Colombia:1953
12.tangier:1954-1958
13.Paris:1958-1960
14.Naked Lunch:1959-1966
15.Burroughs Meets Leary:1950-1961
16.Burroughs at Large:1962-1965
17.The London Years:1966-1973
18.New York:1974-1976
19.Billy:1974-1981
20.The Bunker:1976-1981
21.Lawrence:1981-1988
acknowledgments and Sources
Notes
Index

バロウズ氏の一生の様子が、詳しく調べられている。
バロウズ氏は一生の間で、いろいろな場所に行き、いろいろな人にあい、いろいろな文章を書いたことが分かる。

2016-07-13

Word Virus: The William Burroughs Reader William S. Burroughs氏 (著) 読んだ)



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An indispensable selection of Burroughs' work. 'Word Virus' brings together selections of Burroughs' most important and challenging work, beginning with his very early work (including a chapter from a novel in collaboration with Jack Kerouac) and following his trajectory through 'The Cat Inside'. This book has been edited to serve as a tool for the scholar and with commentary for the general reader. Important biographical information is included which provides key links to understanding Burroughs' work within the context of his life. Burroughs managed to be a visionary amongst writers: he imagined the Internet decades before its appearance and peered into the future of other technologies; he kept pace with world affairs and cultural trends; and, with each of his books, he introduced new possibilities to the form. When he died in 1997, the world of letters lost its most elegant insider.

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感想
だいたいの目次
・the name is burroughs(1914^44)
・a hard boiled reporter(1945^53)
・interzone(1954^59)
・the cut-ups(1960-67)
・inspector lee:nova heat(1964-84)
queer utopia(1968-73)
・the red night trilogy(1973-87)
・late work(1984-97)

バロウズ氏の人生のはじめから終わりまでのことや、作品について、様々な人によるバロウズ氏へのエッセイと、バロウズ氏自身の作品からの引用で、表している本。

バロウズ氏の一生の様々な作品を、少しずつだけどたくさん集めているので、浅く広く分かれて良い。

2016-07-03

The Ticket That Exploded (Burroughs, William S.) William S. Burroughs 氏(著), Oliver Harris氏 (編集)  読んだ



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In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand “cut-up” trilogy that starts with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs could make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease be at once so frightening and so enthralling.

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感想
宇宙で何かと何かが戦っていることは分かった。
前二作の、ソフトマシーンと、ノヴァ急報を読んで、全体の構造を分かろうと思った。