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Cobble Stone Gardens

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  4 reviews
paperback, 53 pages
Published December 1st 1976 by Cherry Valley Editions (first published 1976)
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Mat
Jun 02, 2014 rated it liked it
A semi-autobiographical (?) short book by Burroughs in which he shares some of his fragmentary memories of his youth in St. Louis. His style is partly based on the cut-up style with some sections written in more straight-forward prose.
The rare, sepia 1920s bizarre photos throughout the book make this one definitely worth checking out.
Donald Armfield
This is worth the read if you like the cut up style. The pictures give it an interesting tie in.
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Mar 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: literature
A short almost nostalgic partially autobiographical thingie from Burroughs. Refreshing.
Carlton Duff
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Tried to read Cities Of Red Night about 20 years ago and was confused/disappointed, put it down...and have just finished this short one by Burroughs and still might give Naked Lunch a try at some point but am definitely missing something that so many others praise.
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William Seward Burroughs II, (also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century ...more

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