Search found 288 matches

by GLN
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Bill as a writing influence
Replies: 4
Views: 8308

Re: Bill as a writing influence

I always found Mr. Burroughs advice on learning to type to be valuable.
by GLN
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

My Views: I don't find the cut-ups to be part of a pre-recorded universe of Burroughs' cosmology. Cut-ups were innovated post-pre-recordings. Cut-ups, i.e., collage tactics and strategies are subversively anti anything and everything pre-recorded. Linear processes and functions in texts (algorithms?...
by GLN
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Question on Port of Saints
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Question on Port of Saints

Perhaps of some importance to understand, there are two editions of PORT OF SAINTS . The first is that produced by Richard Aaron and Covent Garden Press in 1973 as a hardbound book with a paper dustjacket in a slipcase. In my opinion, a handsome book with high production values. https://pictures.abe...
by GLN
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Anyone who picks up a frying pan owns death
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Anyone who picks up a frying pan owns death

I've always wondered what exactly WSB meant with his oft-quoted "Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death"? Did Burroughs just mean that one can commit murder by bludgeoning somebody to death with a frying pan, or was he making a point of how we "own" the death of the on...
by GLN
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: what am I, an octopus?
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: what am I, an octopus?

... I remember the classic "what am I, an octopus?" line in some earlier letters, presumably in the LETTERS OF book, but I can't for the life of me think where exactly it features..... Can anyone help with where it is from? I can't even remember if it was a one-off or a 'favourite' line that appear...
by GLN
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Burroughs Photo by Christofer C. Dierdorff
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Re: Burroughs Photo by Christofer C. Dierdorff

Wow! I think that photo is a beauty. I see WSB as standing outside the cage, or cages.

Thank you, Mr. Reality Studio. A very fine gift to my day.
by GLN
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: WSB and Evolution
Replies: 55
Views: 11724

Re: WSB and Evolution

I think the more interesting question, and the one that constantly nags me, is how much of this did he actually believe, and how much of this was it more fun to explore and pretend to believe? in all the interviews i've ever read or listened to with him, including my own, did i ever get the impress...
by GLN
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Novels help to uphold social order
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Novels help to uphold social order

Within the article that Mr. Reality Studio posted here, I found the paragraphs reproduced below to be something that aroused an old curiosity of mine. Human Language - Speech and Writing and what have might emerged first. Speech or writing, assuming that these didn't appear simultaneously, or maybe ...
by GLN
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: APRIL 23RD TORONTO - Dream Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Re: FLicKeR Documentary

Article in a local newspaper, dated today reports that the film will be screened here tomorrow. I don't know if the link below is old news, around here on the Forum, but I think it links to an interesting site about the movie. http://www.flickerflicker.com/flash/index.html Here is a link to the Stor...
by GLN
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: WSB and Evolution
Replies: 55
Views: 11724

Re: WSB and Evolution

the magical universe and science: {SNIP} i don't think everything he pursued can stand up to a strict scientific analysis, nor do I believe that he cared much that it wouldn't. Excellent point, especially about what he not cared about . it was the doing of the thing, the trying, the exploring, the ...
by GLN
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Burroughsian Films
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: Burroughsian Films

I would say that VIDEODROME is Cronenberg's most Burroughsian film. It deals with mind control and alternative reality through media, especially sex and ultra-violence saturated entertainment. It even features a Marshall Mcluhan inspired character (Professor Brian O'Blivion) who gains immortality t...
by GLN
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: NakedLunch.org Updates
Replies: 30
Views: 19834

Re: NakedLunch.org Updates

Burroughs’ mimicry and mockery of professional insider jargon serves up in Naked Lunch a suitably ridiculous alphabet soup (to borrow a phrase from another 1959 production, Alfred Hitchcock’s espionage parody thriller, North by Northwest — “FBI, CIA, ONI, we’re all in the same alphabet soup,” chirp...
by GLN
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Burroughsian Films
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: Burroughsian Films

i read an article somewhere that claimed that all of the early cronenberg films were burroughsian, and i think there's something to that. if only he'd returned to those sensibilities when he made naked lunch. Amen to that Bro' - " Amen ," as would be spoken by a member of " The Church Of Firearms S...
by GLN
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Novels help to uphold social order
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Novels help to uphold social order

A very thought provoking subject you have introduced, Mr. Reality Studio. Thank you. And I find all the posts to date to be full of thought provoking insights and comments. At the level of 'writing' overtly provoking destructive outcomes in society, something ghastly called "The Turner Diaries" come...
by GLN
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Burroughsian Pix
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Burroughsian Pix

Skorpion- it is made in .32 ACP, 7.65x17mm Browning SR, 9mm versions. The quality and workmanship are good, it is still made in the Chzeck Republic. Thank you for the details on the various calibers for the gun. Ah so.... when you wrote cheap you meant inexpensive , but otherwise well made. I've si...