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Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by University of Illinois Press
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tangential review: i have read many works by burroughs, but actually i enjoyed this more than most of what he has written. in this, there is for me the familiarity of judgement from a book on chinese literature narrative strategies, which i liked more than the classics compared (have read none), or the ancillary lit on 'tale of genji' (which makes me think of soap operas), or the plays but not the novels of samuel beckett, or the endless excitement over finnegan's wake...

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Phillip
Aug 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
One of the finer books on post-war fiction. Lydenberg really knows what she's talking about - and offers a lot of illumination on the important of the Burroughs' 1970's cut-up novels. Highly recommended to anyone interested in Burroughs' work, or post-structural fiction.
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