Jed appraises The Exterminator, a key work that presents Burroughs at the dawn of his most radically experimental period. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that Exterminator! is a. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press, First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by William S. Burroughs to Donald L. Kaufmann. William.

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Vollmer died in in Mexico City. Sep 21, Shawn rated it really liked it. So why two stars? Burroughs reveals another, gentler side in The Cat Inside. There are moments when Burroughs comes across as abrasively repetitive such as the ‘nigger-hating sheriff’ character who seems to make an appearance in almost every Burroughs novel.

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Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs

Great Southern Exterminating Service. Published by Penguin first published Well, this has been an interesting voyage back into the world of Burroughs.


I appreciate poetry when I know i Not a fan. The title story is about an insect exterminatora job Burroughs himself once held. Burroughs wrote about preparing for revolution and confronting institutionalized power. What fascinates me most is the way the author makes this experimental novel autobiographical.

Money is like junk. Puposeful ignorance of all exterminafor.

Interviews with William S. Hundreds of dreams—intense, vivid, visionary—form the spiraling core of a unique and haunting journey into perception.

I look forward to our next encounter? From what I understand The Exterminator! Jun 19, Robert rated it did not like it.


It was a very fun read, and full of surprises – a guide for efficient life habits, pornography that explodes the faces of FBI agents, police brutality at a student protest and gay youths tran My first Burroughs, but given his reputation I had a good idea of what to expect, and I was proven mostly right.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Burroughs William Burroughs is widely reconized as one of the most innovative writers of the twentieth century. Please provide an email address. When I first sunk my teeth into this book, I was not so sure it was going to be a good ‘un.


The Cat Inside William S. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the I didn’t realize that this would be an experimental novel when I picked it up. Burroughs fault so much as mine, reading stuff way above my literary level.

Want to Read saving…. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It’s difficult to say for sure. The machinery is laid bare. With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy —