Ticket That Exploded (The Nova Trilogy #2)
In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand cut-up trilogy, which began with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express, reaches its climax as Inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet.
Come nei romanzi precedenti, anche in questo i due pilastri sono inevitabilmente il corpo ed il linguaggio. Destrutturati e riassemblati una dieci e mille volte. Quel corpo che veniva visto come una macchina morbida, intossicata dall'Io-nevrosi e dal virus della droga, adesso viene letto come una prigione. L'uomo è prigi...more
This is definitely my favorite of the works of this talented madman. It may be his oddest. I was gratified to see this posting on RealityStudio (http://realitystudio.org/bibliography...)
Perhaps one of Burroughs’ least a...more
Il biglietto che esplose, pannello centrale della Trilogia Nova, è probabilmente il più ostico dei libri di Burroughs, o almeno, il più difficile che io abbia finora incontrato.
Come nei romanzi precedenti, anche in questo i due pilastri sono inevitabilmente il corpo ed il linguaggio. Destrutturati e riassemblati una dieci e mille volte. Quel corpo che veniva visto come una macchina morbida, intossicata dall'Io-ne...more
""This way - To the Towers" - Ali pointed to an office building that dominated the square - Kiki ran toward the building covered now by tower fire - Hands pulled him into a doorway - On the roof of the building w...more
I really liked this book. It was so stream-of-conciousness that after awhile it became a game to figure out any kind of story line underneath it all. (There is) It was actually quite disorienting: a straighforward paragraph, a paragragh or two disecting the first paragraphy, five or six paragraghs dissecting the previous...more
Bottom line-it's his best book. Burroughs will always be my favorite writer, there is no one comes close to his sheer artistic power, and no one can hold a candle to his deadpan cynicism that fluctuates between hate and love of all things human.
This is the o...more
I was amazed when I caught a NOVA episode about the cuttlefish's ability to dazzle prey by triggering its skin cells to rapidly change color like a Pink Floyd light show, just like the fishboys. No one can come up with disturbing, half-ancestrally remembered creatures like Bill Lee.
also - i'm trying to suss out why a lot of people compare burroughs and mangels to pynchon. i'm not seeing the connection yet, but then again i've only read 'the crying of lot 49'. anyhoo ...
This is Burroughs, just what you'd expect. The word stew parts of this book can get a little laborious to push through, but all the pieces with even the slightest amount of coherence are knock-you-on-your-ass amazing.
Burroughs was born into middle-class respectability and after studying English at Harvard and medicine in Vienna, trained as a glider pilot with the American military but was discharged as unfit for service in 194...more