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by William S. Burroughs

eBook Place of Dead Roads (Calderbooks) ePub
Author: William S. Burroughs
Language: English
ISBN: 0714540323
ISBN13: 978-0714540320
Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd; New edition edition (July 25, 1985)
Pages: 306
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 144
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ePub file: 1561 kb
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Home William S. Burroughs The Place of Dead Roads. The protagonists have been identified as William Seward Hall, sixty-five, a real-estate speculator with holdings in Colorado and New Mexico, and Mike Chase, in his fifties, about whom nothing was known.

Home William S. Hall resided in New York City, and wrote western stories under the pen name of "Kim Carsons. He was apparently here on a business trip," a police source stated. And there is a growing recognition, even in official quarters, that victimless crimes should be removed from the books or subject to minimal penalties. The place of dead roads, . 4. William S. Burroughs. Those individuals who cannot or will not mind their business cling to the victimless-crime concept, equating drug use and private sexual behavior with robbery and murder. If the right to mind one's own business is recognized, the whole shit position is untenable and Hell hath no more vociferous fury than an endangered parasite.

Fantastical and humorous, The Place of Dead Roads continues William Burroughs' exploration of society's controlling forces - the State, the Church, women, literature, drugs - with a style that is utterly unique i. .

Fantastical and humorous, The Place of Dead Roads continues William Burroughs' exploration of society's controlling forces - the State, the Church, women, literature, drugs - with a style that is utterly unique in twentieth-century literature. Пользовательский отзыв - CBJames - LibraryThing. I didn't understand this book. I didn't really see the point of it.

The Place of Dead Roads is a 1983 novel by William S. Burroughs, the second book of the trilogy that begins with Cities of the Red Night (1981) and concludes with The Western Lands (1987). It chronicles the story of a gay gunfighter in the American West, beginning with the gunfighter’s death in 1899, incorporates contrasting themes and time travel episodes, and makes use of Burroughs’ extensive knowledge of firearms

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914 .

William S. He is best-known work is 1959's Naked Lunch―which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include Junky and Cities of the Red Night (Picador).

His newest work is My Education: A Book of Dreams. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas. Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Books USA In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, . Penguin Books Ltd, 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5TZ, England.

Fantastical and humorous, The Place of Dead Roads continues Burroughs' exploration of society's controlling forces-the state, the church, women, literature, drugs-with a style that is utterly unique in twentieth-century literature. It's a comedy and a nightmare of Bosch-like visions, extraordinarily precise vivid visualizations, outrageous ideas like mind bombs.

Lists with This Book. The Best of William S. 31 books - 22 voters. Best Transgressive Fiction. The Johnsons are a brotherhood of honorable thieves and other In The Place of Dead Roads, Burroughs takes a detour through the American Old West, beginning with the 1899 death of writer/gunslinger Kim Carsons in a Colorado shootout. From there the story unfolds in a nonlinear telling of Kim’s past experience - across vast swaths of time and space, under various forms and guises - as professional assassin and prominent member of The Johnson Family (incidentally, the novel’s original title).

The Place of Dead Roads. He lay naked on his bunk, looking at the shiny white paneled ceiling, listening to the sound of running water and a mourning dove calling from the woods. He lay naked on his bunk, looking at the shiny white paneled ceiling, listening to the sound of running water and a mourning dove calling from the woods dy, looking down at his erect phallus

Burroughs' Best Book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 21 years ago. The Place of Dead Roads is the second book in the Western Lands trilogy, which begins with Cities of the Red Night and concludes with The Western Lands.

Burroughs' Best Book. Published by Thriftbooks ) This is the best of Burroughs's novels. The story begins in late 19th century American west, following the exploits of the young, homosexual, opiate addicted gunslinger, Kim Carsons.

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Nikobar
If you don't get what William S. Burroughs was about, best go ahead and skip this trilogy. WSB is an old pervert and these novels are disjointedness and weird as hell. Probably why I liked them so much. One of the original Chaotes, RIP old Man.
Perdana
ANOTHER MASTERPIECE! EXTERMINATE ALL RATIONAL THOUGHT AND JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WHERE EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED. The western lands is my favorite book by WILLIAM S BURROUGHS and this is the second installment in his trilogy series( starting with CITIES OF THE RED NIGHT and ending with WESTERN LANDS). I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AMAZING NOVEL TO NEW AND OLD BUROUGHS READERS.
Zetadda
This particular work of William S Burrough, in conjunction with all his previous works, acts as a key to a lost codex of the infinite. In other works of his, notably the cut-up trilogy, i found myself at a loss at times, allowing the text to be read and then reabsorbed as an intoned image of the Burroughs mind and intention. In The Place of Dead Roads very little code cracking is necessary for understanding the text while providing insight to his other works in a depth and dimension that didn't exist to me before. He reveals his influence in stride along with the tale of many of his alter-egos. His true will and heart are imbedded page after page, revealing a man looking back over his life, the places of dead roads, as well as looking forward to the final transition of life... death... and immortality. Leading into his final novel The western lands. This is not a book for just anyone as the text states in it's self, it is meant for those who are looking for it. I hope in time we all find this classic piece of work.
Vaua
Burroughs is a master of allegory. His rich imagery and mysticism are unequaled. Be prepared to let your mind wander and be open to new ways to tell stories basic to who we are.
Yramede
Can't go wrong with ol' Bill. A must read for Burroughs fans.
Hidden Winter
hard to read
DarK-LiGht
the book starts off well with some deft writing on wild west style duels and guns--burroughs knows his shootin' irons. then there is some good stuff on dividing humankind (and et's too) into johnsons (the good) and non-johnsons (the bad, including the english, the arabs, the venusians, but not the french, who are johnsons.) along way are a few one-liner jokes so funny you have to slap your leg. and in the middle of the book are two wonderful
chapters, one evoking a feeling of loss, the next about a fake rural town peopled by fake rustics, johsonville, that is absolutely hilarious. and toward the end there's an astonishingly funny chapter on kim carsons, the gunslinging hero, being fitted for a proper english suit by an english tailor after entering the shop in a medieval cape that reeks of black palgue. and then near the end as well there's a proper bourroughs's list of the inner circles of hell, including bald, mid-aged men giving birth to centipedes from egg sacks on their heads. that is, there's b at his hallucinatory wildest here and there, but for too many pages there's just dull claptrap attempting to hold the sharper visions together in a ho-hum good vs evil (johnson vs non-) plot. not as stylistically even as b's more sober books such as junky and queer, and not as consistently stoned as naked lunch, but definitely readable.
In "The Place of Dead Roads," the second volume of the "Cities of the Red Night" trilogy, Burroughs continues his scathing deconstruction of Western society, making a murderously funny mockery of hypocrisy and hum-drum normality. Written with a practiced mix of anger and nostalgia, "The Place of Dead Roads" is like a prison confession written in some other dimension, a rollicking synthesis of Burroughs tropes old and new. Join Kim Carsons on his nightmare quest to rid the planet of its addictions: it's a surreal and haunting literary journey, the last 100 pages of which witness Burroughs at his visionary best.
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