Cities of the Red Night

Cities of the Red Night

While young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, the population of this modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus.

Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Owl Books

ISBN: 0805039554

Category: Fiction

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While young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, the population of this modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus. An opium-infused apocalyptic vision from the legendary author of Naked Lunch is the first of the trilogy with The Places of the Dead Roads and his final novel, The Western Plains .
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Burroughs , William S. Cities of the Red Night Holt , Rinehart & Winston , 332p . ,
$ 14.95 not only unlikely , but a bit too easy and immediate as well . His character
is poorly developed beyond his capacity for underhanded business deals and ...

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William S Burroughs Cutting Up the Century

William S  Burroughs Cutting Up the Century

His desire to create an outlaw brotherhood and encourage revolutionary tactics
can be seen in such works as The Revised Boy Scout Manual (1970), The
Electronic Revolution (1970), The Wild Boys (1971), and Cities of the Red Night (
1981), ...

Author: Joan Hawkins

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253041364

Category: Literary Criticism

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William S. Burroughs Cutting Up the Century is the definitive book on Burroughs’ overarching cut-up project and its relevance to the American twentieth century. Burroughs’s Nova Trilogy (The Soft Machine, Nova Express, and The Ticket That Exploded) remains the best-known of his textual cut-up creations, but he committed more than a decade of his life to searching out multimedia for use in works of collage. By cutting up, folding in, and splicing together newspapers, magazines, letters, book reviews, classical literature, audio recordings, photographs, and films, Burroughs created an eclectic and wide-ranging countercultural archive. This collection includes previously unpublished work by Burroughs such as cut-ups of work written by his son, cut-ups of critical responses to his own work, collages on the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, excerpts from his dream journals, and some of the few diary entries that Burroughs wrote about his wife, Joan. William S. Burroughs Cutting Up the Century also features original essays, interviews, and discussions by established Burroughs scholars, respected artists, and people who encountered Burroughs. The essays consider Burroughs from a range of starting points—literary studies, media studies, popular culture, gender studies, post-colonialism, history, and geography. Ultimately, the collection situates Burroughs as a central artist and thinker of his time and considers his insights on political and social problems that have become even more dire in ours.
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Conversations with William S Burroughs

Conversations with William S  Burroughs

" Kazin's view applies as well for the other interviews in this collection. Allen Hibbard is an associate professor of English and the director of graduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578061830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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Although a rather shy, private man, William Burroughs gave a good many interviews during his lifetime, some in prominent publications, others in obscure forums. The interviews collected here provide an aperture into the philosophies, methods, and quirks of a man who wrote Queer, Junky, Naked Lunch, Nova Express, Cities of the Red Night, My Education, and many other works. When he died in 1997, Burroughs was likely one of the most widely recognizable figures in contemporary American literature. His image circulated on album jackets, in Nike commercials, and in films, as though proving his notion that pictures and words are viruses, invading any receptive host, taking hold, and replicating themselves. Not surprisingly, the topics Burroughs touches upon are wide-ranging: his relationships to the Beats, legends surrounding his personal life, drugs, gay liberation, collaboration, the cut-up technique, science fiction, politics, conspiracy theory, censorship, cats, guns, David Cronenberg's movie adaptation of Naked Lunch, shotgun art, dreams, and life in Lawrence, Kansas, where he spent his last years. From these interviews emerges a full, undiluted portait of a writer who is difficult to capture in biography. Speaking of the Paris Review interview Alfred Kazin calls Burroughs "an engineer of the pen, a calmly interested specialist of the new processes. When Burroughs makes philosophic and scientific claims for his disorderly collections of data, we happily recognize under the externally calm surface of the interview, the kind of inner frenzy that is his genius--and which, in all of us, his books make an appeal." Kazin's view applies as well for the other interviews in this collection. Allen Hibbard is an associate professor of English and the director of graduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of Paul Bowles: A Study of the Short Fiction and of many articles.
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Aggressive Fictions

Aggressive Fictions

See Huxley, Aldous Bronson, Po, 35–39 Bombardiers, 17, 21–23 Burgess,
Anthony (A Clockwork Orange), 182 n15 Burroughs, William S., x, xiii, 6, 10, 34–
39, 78, 169 Cities of the Red Night, 54, 139, 149 control, 54 Naked Lunch, 38 The
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Author: Kathryn Hume

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801462870

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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A frequent complaint against contemporary American fiction is that too often it puts off readers in ways they find difficult to fathom. Books such as Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, Katherine Dunn's Geek Love, and Don DeLillo's Underworld seem determined to upset, disgust, or annoy their readers—or to disorient them by shunning traditional plot patterns and character development. Kathryn Hume calls such works "aggressive fiction." Why would authors risk alienating their readers—and why should readers persevere? Looking beyond the theory-based justifications that critics often provide for such fiction, Hume offers a commonsense guide for the average reader who wants to better understand and appreciate books that might otherwise seem difficult to enjoy. In her reliable and sympathetic guide, Hume considers roughly forty works of recent American fiction, including books by William Burroughs, Kathy Acker, Chuck Palahniuk, and Cormac McCarthy. Hume gathers "attacks" on the reader into categories based on narrative structure and content. Writers of some aggressive fictions may wish to frustrate easy interpretation or criticism. Others may try to induce certain responses in readers. Extreme content deployed as a tactic for distancing and alienating can actually produce a contradictory effect: for readers who learn to relax and go with the flow, the result may well be exhilaration rather than revulsion.
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Utopias and the Millennium

Utopias and the Millennium

The Cities of the Red Night are depicted initially as being of a mysterious and
magical origin , and it seems at first that they might have constituted some kind of
prelapsarian utopia until they were beset by a now inadequately documented ...

Author: Captain John Stewart, Bsc(hons) PhD

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: UOM:49015003466621

Category: Millennialism.

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Books of the Times

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John Leonard CITIES OF THE RED NIGHT . By William S. Burroughs . 332 pages
. Holt , Rinehart & Winston . $ 14.95 . IT has now been almost 22 years since the
publication of “ Naked Lunch . ” According to the song of Cities of the Red Night ...

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William S Burroughs

William S  Burroughs

Cities of the Red Night : Retroactive Utopia Cities of the Red Night ( 1981 ) is a
culmination of Burroughs ' s second mythology of freedom through fantasy .
Burroughs attempts in this novel to expand his mythological narratives to include
the ...

Author: Jennie Skerl

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015009381222

Category: Literary Criticism

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Discusses the development of William S. Burroughs' career as a writer and analyzes the themes and techniques of his novels
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The Beats

The Beats

The move was precipitated by an invitation to teach a creative writing course at
City College of New York . ... Cities of the Red Night , Burroughs's most recent
major work , is different from any other Burroughs novel in its length ( more than
300 ...

Author: Ann Charters

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020063928

Category: American literature

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The Beats

The Beats

The move was precipitated by an invitation to teach a creative writing course at
City College of New York . ... Cities of the Red Night , Burroughs's most recent
major work , is different from any other Burroughs novel in its length ( more than
300 ...

Author: Gale Cengage

Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company

ISBN: PSU:000020319991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Contains biographical sketches of American avant-garde writers sharing certain diverse aesthetic and social concerns in the mid-twentieth century, not the least a shared mistrust of the American "virtues" of progress and power after the atomic bomb.
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America and the Mediterranean

America and the Mediterranean

ern Lands ( 1987 ) is the title of the last book of the trilogy Burroughs started with
Cities of the Red Night ( 1981 ) , and continued with The Place of Dead Roads (
1984 ) , which is the parody of a Western novel . So the “ Western trilogy ” begins
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ISBN: IND:30000111581058

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Many Review

The Many Review

... Cities of the Red Night , John Calder 1981 . Victor Bockris , With William
Burroughs : A Report from the Bunker , Seaver Books 1981 . Cities of the Red
Night is being advertised very much as the capstone to Burrough ' s enterprise .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210965062

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Academic novels The essay in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature  Academic novels The essay in America

In 1974 , while lecturing at the City College of New York , Burroughs met James
Grauerholz , who would be his ... IMMORTALITY : THE RED NIGHT TRILOGY
AND LATER WORKS Cities of the Red Night is a threefold fantasy about an ...

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195167244

Category: American literature

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
Categories: American literature

William Burroughs

William Burroughs

He explained the book in an interview : Place of Dead Roads is a sequel to Cities
of the Red Night . What happened was commandos were parachuted behind
enemy lines in time and they sort of cleaned up and drastically altered South and
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Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111967860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Iconoclast; visionary; homosexual crusader; drug advocate; teacher and elder statesman to the Beats- William Burroughs remains one of the most complex and controversial American writers of the twentieth century.After killing his wife in a bizarre shooting accident, Burroughs moved to Tangier where he lived in a male brothel and wrote his celebrated bestseller Naked Lunch - in Newsweek's words 'A masterpiece. A cry from Hell' and spent much of the rest of his life in self-imposed exile from the United States. Following Burroughs' death in August 1997, Barry Miles updated his riveting, highly readable and unconventional biography of this legendary provocateur and all-round thorn in the side of the establishment.
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Paradise Outlaws

Paradise Outlaws

These qualities are evident in Cities of the Red Night as well as the attempt to
relate a story in the juxtaposed fashion of Faulkner ' s The Wild Palms , in which
two narratives are played off against each other . In Cities of the Red Night , the
first ...

Author: John Tytell

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015048931110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Reviews the history and literary merit of the famed Beat Generation, placing the movement in its social framework and featuring photographs of the movement's writers, filmmakers, and musicians
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Supernatural Literature of the World P Z

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... 17 “ Citadel of Darkness , The ” ( Kuttner ) , 681 , 1081 Cité de l ' indicible peur ,
La ( Ray ) , 933 Cities of the Red Night ... 249 - 50 City , The ( Herbert ) , 542 City
Fishing ( Tem ) , 1105 “ City in the Sea , The ” ( Poe ) , 905 City Jitters ( Fowler ) ...

Author: S. T. Joshi

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ISBN: 0313327777

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The literature of the supernatural has had a distinguished history over the past two centuries, and the incorporation of the supernatural in literary works can be traced back as far as classical antiquity.
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