Dead Fingers Talk

Dead Fingers Talk Dead Fingers Talk first published in combines sections from Naked Lunch The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded combined together to create a new narrative Dead Fingers Talk like many o

  • Title: Dead Fingers Talk
  • Author: William S. Burroughs
  • ISBN: 9780352396136
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dead Fingers Talk, first published in 1963, combines sections from Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded combined together to create a new narrative Dead Fingers Talk, like many of Burroughs works, was controversial upon its release It was the subject of a scathing review in the Times Literary Supplement that resulted in a war of words between suppoDead Fingers Talk, first published in 1963, combines sections from Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded combined together to create a new narrative Dead Fingers Talk, like many of Burroughs works, was controversial upon its release It was the subject of a scathing review in the Times Literary Supplement that resulted in a war of words between supporters and detractors of the novel and Burroughs in general that played out in the magazine s letters page for months.The book itself is considered one of the rarer of Burroughs novels.

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    1. This book contains the entries from "The Naked Lunch" rearranges them and includes routines from elsewhere, cuts some of the "Naked" entries and produces a milder version of "The Naked Lunch". The result focuses upon conspiracy and the hero getting away from the police.

    2. The greatest cut-up book by Burroughs. There are some pages here which actually demonstrate the Burroughs technique before and after. My copy is literally falling apart.

    3. Mostly just an insubstantial parlor trick, but also a reminder of how much better Naked Lunch is than anything else Burroughs ever wrote. Easy to avoid anymore, and that's a damn good thing; the "mashing-three-novels-together-to-create-a-new-narrative" conceit behind this book would be a lot cooler if there was actually, you know, a narrative to speak of here.

    4. It's basically Naked Lunch in a different order. With extra bits added in. Some of it cut-ups, some of it not. It's out of print for some reason. My copy is from 1977.

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