> Skip to content
  • Published: 23 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141189772
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 360
  • RRP: $22.99

The Ticket That Exploded

The Restored Texts Part 3




Now newly re-edited, The Ticket That Exploded is the climax of his innovative 'cut-up' Nova trilogy - including The Soft Machine and Nova Express - and is an enthralling, frightening pop art pastiche of music, poetry, sex, advertising and science fiction.

An outrageous hybrid of pulp science fiction, obscene experimental poetry, and manifesto for revolution, The Ticket That Exploded is a last chance antidote to the virus of lies spread by the ad men and con men of the Nova Mob, a call to arms against those driving our planet toward the point of destruction. Like the other two volumes of Burroughs' Cut-Up Trilogy, The Soft Machine and Nova Express, it is today as fresh in its form and as urgent in its message as it has ever been.Edited and introduced by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this new edition reveals how the book's cultural reach has expanded with the viral logic of Burroughs' multi-media creative methods.

  • Published: 23 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141189772
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 360
  • RRP: $22.99

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.

Also by William S Burroughs

See all

Related titles