Friday, May 18, 2007

Burroughs...a perennial favorite

Found a new Burroughs book, which is somewhat odd for me since I thought that I'd read all of them, called "Interzone", which is a collection of short stories that Burroughs wrote in Tangier before starting Naked Lunch. It's interesting because it starts out with almost straight fiction combined with a little bit of satire and non-realistic, often comical, things happening and then gets more fantastic, less directly connected on a one to one correspondence with reality and more concerned with allusions to reality than with reality itself.

In my fiction sidebar section I've added Brion Gysin's book "The Process", which like many of the stories in Interzone is about North Africa. It's also hallucinogenic in its own way. Brion Gysin was Burrough's partner in crime and a creative collaborator of his. Look him up on the web.

Here's "A Thanksgiving Prayer", by William S. Burroughs.

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