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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Eric Strand Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Eric Strand The Last Frontier: Burroughs’s Early Work and International Tourism Eric Strand William S. Burroughs’s image as a subversive avant-garde writer, uncompromisingly contesting all forms of social control, has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Alex Wermer-Colan Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 The Autobiographical Ploy in William S. Burroughs’s Early Work Implicating the Confessor:  The Autobiographical Ploy in William S. Burroughs’s Early Work Alex Wermer-Colan A final glossary, therefore, cannot be made...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to be theorized as interpenetrating parts of a continuous cycle, one to which the writers of the late-capitalist literature of materiality were responding. In positing this category, I am thinking of such writers as William Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Kathy Acker, Samuel Delany, J...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
... with which we assimilate into the mainstream of Ameri­ can life that which was once unspeakable. —Michael Barry Goodman (1) A final glossary, therefore, cannot be made of words whose in­ tentions are fugitive. —William Lee [William S. Burroughs], final line...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
... existence, given the Beats’ opposition to established authority and hierarchical institutions. Many of the volume’s contributors play up the Beats’ outlaw potency, with the key figures—Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs—portrayed as social revolutionaries whose lessons are still relevant today. This tendency...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 171–192.
Published: 01 June 2000
... by the police and found incriminating, a scene that is explicit in Burroughs’s fiction (see Junky 84— 86; Naked Lunch 209). The result was epistolary self-censorship and an anxi­ ety that tainted the privacy and liberty invested in letter writing in the first place. In this context, literary self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...), Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer (1961), and William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch (1962). As a result of Grove’s success in court, it became a premiere publishing house of philosophical and not-so-philosophical pornography, coming out with landmark editions of the Marquis de Sade. Under editor and owner...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
...). To do so, Breu turns to a corpus of twentieth-century literature that he describes as “the late-capitalist literature of materiality”—William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch (1959), Thomas Pynchon’s V . (1963), J. G. Ballard’s Crash (1973), Dodie Bellamy’s The Letters of Mina Harker (1998), and Leslie...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 57.1 Spring 2011 140 Review Baraka’s poem “Das Kapital”) and develops in successive stages through works by Frank O’Hara, William S. Burroughs, Kathy Acker, William Gib- son, and nineties rap (52). Burroughs provides a crucial pivot in Clune’s lineage, his aleatoric compositions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to me because I am poor. —Jack Kerouac, Visions of Cody In June 1950, at William S. Burroughs’s invitation, Jack Kerouac traveled to Mexico City, where he, Neal Cassady, and Frank Jeffries reveled on the dollar’s strength like newly rich men. They caroused in the city’s poorest districts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., with Kerouac represented by narrator Sal Paradise and with other characters representing Beat compatriots such as Neal Cassady (Dean Moriarty), Allen Ginsberg (Carlo Marx), and William Burroughs (Old Bull Lee). The novel’s central relationship is between Sal and Dean, the older Sal serving as a mentor of sorts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 520–527.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to the 1960s, when the press achieved its greatest success and notoriety as a publisher of avant-garde and obscene literature. Its authors, to name just a few, included Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Jean Genet, William Burroughs, Kenzaburō Ōe, Harold Pinter, and Frantz Fanon. Focusing on these two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... In articulating this view, Filreis draws on Muriel Rukeyser’s review of O to Be a Dragon , which praises Moore’s “skilful and flexible use of the document as part of her poetry” (1960, 18). 13 Burroughs’s collaborative experiments with Gysin were collected in The Third Mind (1978). Copyright © 2017...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Pynchon and William Burroughs more or less equal space alongside such fifties stalwarts as Bellow, Malamud, and Ralph Ellison (although Tanner includes a speculative conclusion citing William Gaddis, Donald Barthelme, and Richard Brautigan as examples o f “how American fiction has moved...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... with “estrangement and death” (30). Although Adams’s discussion of adventure stories is problematic since he relies on the Tarzan stories written by an American, Edgar Rice Burroughs, to demonstrate the prevalence of Hel­ lenism in popular British fiction, his discussion of E. M. Forster’s gradual rejection...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of Occidental to Tar­ zana College is significant, because the history of the actual community ofTarzana bizarrely encapsulates the California dream, as Kevin Starr dis­ cusses in Material Dreams. Tarzana began as a 550-acre private ranch built by Edgar Rice Burroughs when he moved to Los Angeles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 245–270.
Published: 01 September 2023
...-up taste; Ginsberg, as we will see, has been seen as “a poet of and for adolescent identification” ( Bernstein 1999 : 270), still embarrassingly bound up with the same earlier stage of development he emphatically expresses the close of. 6 William Burroughs (1994: 115), supported...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
... on the red planet in his novel Auf zwei Planeten (On Two Planets, 1897), and Alexander Bogdanov reimagined it as a socialist utopia in Red Star (1908). Edgar Rice Burroughs imagined a partly medieval and partly Native American-inspired society on Mars that he described in no fewer than eleven volumes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... (7) Seitler makes such temporal complications clear, among other places, in her discussion of the Tarzan series, which “continuously reminds us of what threatens the modernity of the future, of what came before M-A- N (according to Burroughs’s pop-evolutionary concerns), and of where we may...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... masterpiece of world-unmaking, Ubik (published 1969). In 1966 the Beat writer William S. Burroughs published a revised version of his 1961 text, The Soft Machine, the first of his full-length novels to employ cut-ups 330 Break, Period, Interregnum and fold-ins, while John Ashbery and Allen...