The Adding Machine: Selected Essays by William S. Burroughs [TRADE PAPERBACK / 1993]

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The Adding Machine: Selected Essays by William S. Burroughs 


Tight reading copy in very good condition.  Some tanning and a spot of sticker damage on lower back cover. 

In these scintillating essays, Burroughs writes wittily and wisely about himself, his interests, his influences, his friends and foes. He offers candid and not always flattering assessments of such diverse writers as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Samuel Beckett, and Marcel Proust. He ruminates on science and the often dubious paths into which it seems intent on leading us, whether into outer or inner space. He reviews his reviewers, explains his famous “cut-up” method, and discusses the role coincidence has played in his life and work. As a satirist and parodist, William Burroughs has no peer, as these varied works, written over three decades, amply reveal.