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.