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Following the collage masterpiece Dreamerika!: A Surrealist Fantasy, Burns tried to write a novel that had more mass appeal to provide shoes for his children. Parting from his mentor and regular publisher Calder, Burns released this novel that uses straightforward “spoken” accounts to recreate a fictitious protest faction that balloons into violence and murder. An inventive look at the poison that can infect well-meaning causes and lead to the sort of fascist madness that makes our planet such a ...more
Burns has published eight novels, two essay collections, a play, and a short story collection. Major works include Europe After the Rain, Celebrations, Babel, and Dreamerika! A Surrealist Fantasy. From the 1960s on, he has been associated with the loosely-constituted circle of experimental British writers influenced by Rayner Heppenstall that includes Stefan Themerson, Eva Figes, Ann Quin and its ...moreMore about Alan Burns...