[Read by Ramiz Monsef]
The third and final installment in Burroughs' Nova trilogy, this surrealist novel is part sci-fi, part Swiftian parody, pure Burroughs.
The Soft Machine introduced us to the conditions of a universe where endemic lusts of the mind and body pray upon men, hook them, and turn them into beasts. Nova Express takes William S. Burroughs' nightmarish futuristic tale one step further. The diabolical Nova Criminals -- Sammy the Butcher, Green Tony, Iron Claws, the Brown Artist, Jacky Blue Note, and Izzy the Push, to name only a few -- have gained control and plan on wreaking untold destruction. It's up to Inspector Lee of the Nova Police to attack and dismantle the word and imagery machine of these ''control addicts'' before it's too late.
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William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an American author, painter, and spoken-word performer of wide-ranging cultural influence. A postmodernist and a key figure of the beat generation, he focused his art on a relentless subversion of the conventions of modern American society, as reflected in his often darkly humorous and sardonic satire. He wrote numerous novels and novellas, as well as six short story collections and four collections of essays.
''A sermon blast of language...Burroughs is the Martin Luther of hipsterism, welding his decree on the silicon doors of the solar system.'' --Newsweek
''Hypnotic...outrageous. [Burroughs] can think of the wildest parodies of erotic exuberance and invent the weirdest places for demonstrating them.'' --Harper's
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0224610368