William S. Burroughs At the Front: Critical Reception, 1959 - 1989

William S. Burroughs At the Front: Critical Reception, 1959 - 1989


Jennie Skerl and Robin Lydenberg have chosen twenty-five serious essays on Burroughs that mirror the old reception of his paintings, either optimistic and unfavourable, decade via decade, and that characterize the easiest essays written approximately him.

 

The essays hide Burroughs’ significant novels—including the cut-up and new trilogies—the censorship factor, and his paintings in movie and portray. The chronological association brings into severe concentration the shift from ethical questions raised by way of the novels’ content material, via examinations of Burroughs’ courting to humanism and modernism, and at last to extra centred literary and linguistic concerns. of their creation, the editors survey the growth of Burroughs’ severe reception and view the explanations for the numerous and extreme responses to the paintings and the theoretical assumptions at the back of these responses.

 

The reviewers contain in demand figures similar to Mary McCarthy and Marshall McLuhan in addition to significant educational critics similar to Cary Nelson, Tony Tanner, and Ihab Hassan.

 

 

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