Brion Gysin


Born
in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, The United Kingdom
January 19, 1916

Died
July 13, 1986

Genre

Influences
William S. Burroughs


John Clifford Brian Gysin, raised in Canada and England, was a peripheral figure in the Beat movement of the mid-20th century.

After serving is the U.S. Army during WWII, he received one of the first Fulbright Fellowships in 1949. A decade later he became closely associated with Beat writer William S. Burroughs. Their popularization of the Dadaist "cut-up technique" are the primary source of Gysin's literary fame.

Average rating: 4.21 · 2,372 ratings · 103 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Process

4.01 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 1970 — 10 editions
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Here to Go: Planet R-101

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Back in No Time: The Brion ...

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The Last Museum

3.81 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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Brion Gysin Let the Mice In

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4.21 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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Stories

4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1984
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Dream Machine Plans

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To Master, A Long Goodnight

4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1946
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Morocco Two

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Living with Islam

4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2010
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More books by Brion Gysin…
“The poets are supposed to liberate the words – not chain them in phrases. Who told the poets they were supposed to think? Poets are meant to sing and to make words sing. Writers don't own their words. Since when do words belong to anybody? 'Your very own words,' indeed! And who are you?”
Brion Gysin , Brion Gysin Let the Mice In

“I enjoy inventing things out of fun. After all, life is a game, not a career.”
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“Man is a bad animal....”
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