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The Resource Everything lost : the Latin American notebook of William S. Burroughs, general editors: Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett ; volume editor, Oliver Harris

Everything lost : the Latin American notebook of William S. Burroughs, general editors: Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett ; volume editor, Oliver Harris

Label
Everything lost : the Latin American notebook of William S. Burroughs
Title
Everything lost
Title remainder
the Latin American notebook of William S. Burroughs
Statement of responsibility
general editors: Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett ; volume editor, Oliver Harris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In late summer 1953, as he returned to Mexico City after a seven-month expedition through the jungles of Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru, William Burroughs began a notebook of final reflections on his four years in Latin America. His first novel, Junkie, had just been published and he would soon be back in New York to meet Allen Ginsberg and together complete the manuscripts of what became The Yage Letters and Queer. Yet this notebook, the sole survivor from that period, reveals Burroughs not as a writer on the verge of success, but as a man staring down personal catastrophe and visions of looming cultural disaster." "Losses that will not let go of him haunt Burroughs throughout the notebook: "Bits of it keep floating back to me like memories of a daytime nightmare." However, out of these dark reflections we see emerge vivid fragments of Burroughs' fiction and, even more tellingly, unique, primary evidence for the remarkable ways in which his early manuscripts evolved. Assembled in facsimile and transcribed by Geoffrey D. Smith, John M. Bennett, and Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, the notebook forces us to change the way we see both Burroughs and his writing at a turning point in his literary biography."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burroughs, William S.
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U75
LC item number
E63 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Geoffrey D.
  • Bennett, John M
  • Harris, Oliver
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burroughs, William S
  • Burroughs, William S
Label
Everything lost : the Latin American notebook of William S. Burroughs, general editors: Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett ; volume editor, Oliver Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Oliver Harris -- Comments on the text / by Geoffrey D. Smith -- Notebook facsimile -- Transcript and fair copy (with notes and variant readings) -- About the editors
Control code
155754947
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxxi, 217 pages
Isbn
9780814210802
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007025199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)155754947
Label
Everything lost : the Latin American notebook of William S. Burroughs, general editors: Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett ; volume editor, Oliver Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Oliver Harris -- Comments on the text / by Geoffrey D. Smith -- Notebook facsimile -- Transcript and fair copy (with notes and variant readings) -- About the editors
Control code
155754947
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxxi, 217 pages
Isbn
9780814210802
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007025199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)155754947

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