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  • Published: 13 October 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141189871
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $24.99

Interzone




An indispensable addition to the canon of Burroughs's works, this series of short stories and sketches guides the reader through his literary evolution

Interzone portrays the development of Burroughs's mature writing style by presenting a selection of pieces from the mid-1950s. His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning. Burroughs's close observations of humanity - its ugliness and ignorance - invites the reader to dispense with their traditional notions of decorum, and taste the world as he sees it.

  • Published: 13 October 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141189871
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

William S Burroughs

William S. Burroughs was born in 1914. His first published novel was the largely autobiographical Junky, which remains a classic depiction of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures and relapses he was victim to for most of his life. In 1951, in a drunken William Tell stunt, he accidentally shot and killed his common-law wife. He is most famous for his use of the 'cut-up' technique of writing and the novel Naked Lunch. His other major works included Queer, Exterminator! The 'Nova Trilogy' (The Soft Machine, Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded) and the 'Red Night Trilogy' (Cities of the Red Night, The Place of Dead Roads and The Western Lands). He died in 1997.

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