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In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand cut-up” trilogy that starts with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs could make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease be at once so frightening and so enthralling.
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William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1914. Immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s -- notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg -- he already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, 'Naked Lunch'. William Burroughs died in 1997.Review:
'The fold-in technique gives excellent comic and satiric results!cleverly combines the raw energy of lowbrow spy- and science fiction with the brutal unfamiliarity of hardcore pornography.' Spectator 'His Swiftian vision of a processed, pre-packaged life, a kind of electro-chemical totalitarianism, often evokes the black laughter of hilarious horror.' Playboy
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003566538
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002805306
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR001289519
Book Description Corgi, 1971. Paperback. Condition: Good. Cover creased and faded - Pages Browned - ow nice clean solid tight book 191 pages. Seller Inventory # 557268
Book Description Transworld Publishers, London, 1971. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Very good condition paperback worn covers and spine. Seller Inventory # 121130-MN07
Book Description Corgi, London, 1971. Mass Market Paperback. First Corgi Edition. G+, Edgewear, tear, crease, abrasion, browning. Satire. Expanded condition report/scan on request. Seller Inventory # 025133
Book Description Corgi Books, London, 1971. Original Wraps. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued. Second UK Paperback Edition. First impression of the second UK paperback edition. Originally published in 1963 as a paperback original by the Olympia Press, Paris - and in the UK in 1968 by Calder and Boyars, in hardback and paperback editions. The Corgi Books edition is the first separate paperback edition. ***Very good in colour-illustrated wrappers. Paper browned. Edges and corners creased and rubbed. Front wrapper slightly marked. No inscriptions. Pages clean. Reading creases to spine. Spine tight but faded. No tears. Wrappers clean. 178mm x 112mm. 191 pages plus one-page publisher's advertisement to Burroughs: The Naked Lunch and The Soft Machine to the rear. ***'The Ticket That Exploded utilises William Burroughs's now famous fold-in method to give a fragmented and many-sided vision of modern reality. The result is at once an original work of fiction, an intensely poetical novel, and a political and moral fable. The author's preoccupation is with the plethora of forces in the world that attempt to exercise 'control', and his fantastic imagination once again weaves extraordinary images and ideas into a world that is both personal and universal. ***The author of The Naked Lunch and the Soft Machine has now written a book that will take its place among the classics of our time.' (Quote from back wrapper blurb). ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Seller Inventory # 4285
Book Description London: Corgi Books 1971 First Corgi Paperback Printing ISBN 0-552-08617-7, 1971. Soft cover. Condition: Good. VG- Light edgewear, spine sunned, otherwise an attractive copy. Seller Inventory # 15780