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by SlobodanBurgher
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: RIP Mick Farren.
Replies: 4
Views: 3279

Re: RIP Mick Farren.

rip

was working on a review of a new 'best of' farren collection, news knock me over
by SlobodanBurgher
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Carolyn Cassady RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 2701

Re: Carolyn Cassady RIP

by SlobodanBurgher
Fri May 01, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell
Replies: 7
Views: 3293

Re: Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell

Another observation, not sure if anyone cares much but because I can't think of a better place where to write this... Somewhere closer to the beginning of novel Dr Aue -the fictional writer and narrator of the novel - mentions in passing socialising with Celine in Paris at around the time of his pam...
by SlobodanBurgher
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell
Replies: 7
Views: 3293

Re: Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell

According to Wiki: "During his years in Yale, he finished his first book, Bad Voltage, and later on met William Burroughs , who left a lasting impression on him. Due to his influence, he started to read Burroughs, as well as Sade, Blanchot, Genet, Céline, Bataille and Beckett." http://en.wikipedia.o...
by SlobodanBurgher
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell
Replies: 7
Views: 3293

Re: Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell

I was going to write, above, that I had not seen any reviews making comparisons between Littell and Burroughs. Well someone wrote: "The author [Littell] flatly rejects the notion that The Kindly Ones is historical fiction. Instead, Littell sees the work as phantasmagorical, more in the tradition of ...
by SlobodanBurgher
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell
Replies: 7
Views: 3293

Les Bienveillantes by Jonathan Littell

Anyone read this yet? I'm about 1/4 in and enjoying it immensely. There is not much in terms of style in this monumetal novel that makes me think of Burroughs I should say, but while reading the book I nonetheless could not help myself to drawing some comparison to Burroughs (which influenced me to ...
by SlobodanBurgher
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Writers write
Replies: 145
Views: 58161

Re: Writers write

i was interviewed about punksishippies.com, it appears i said that small magazines (with wsb namecheck) were ancient forefathers of punk fanzines - http://www.psychopedia.com/dailynews/2008/12/the_zineophilepunkishippies_fo.html not too sure how far that would stand in an serious scholarly court of ...
by SlobodanBurgher
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: New Design
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: New Design

yes not bad
by SlobodanBurgher
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Malcolm McLaren on William Burroughs
Replies: 28
Views: 5065

Re: Malcolm McLaren on William Burroughs

I liked McLaren's line where he says "...so potent because it shows how the world has shifted towards Burroughs's ideas" which is sort of the type of thing I have been trying to convince people who steadfastly remains loyal to radicalism of 1960s and 1970s as if the world has not moved on... On a se...
by SlobodanBurgher
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Orgone box, dream machine, etc...
Replies: 31
Views: 15822

Re: Orgone box, dream machine, etc...

Saw Hawkwind last night and was thinking "very Burroughsian (and Reich)" when they played 'Orgone accumulator', here's the lyrics: I've got an Orgone Accumulator It makes me feel greater I'll see you sometime later When I'm through with my Accumulator It's no social integrator It's a one man isolato...
by SlobodanBurgher
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Michel Houellebecq.
Replies: 61
Views: 24107

Re: Michel Houellebecq.

by SlobodanBurgher
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Do William S. Burroughs, Kerouac, and Ginsberg still matter?
Replies: 27
Views: 5864

Re: Do William S. Burroughs, Kerouac, and Ginsberg still matter?

art is timeless and so is literature, so to be sure burroughs et al are important today, because reading literature is important (not to mention satisfying). but i guess that is not what is being asked...as i am not a believer in historicism i am not really that bothered with how relevant, say, burr...
by SlobodanBurgher
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: New Bukowski Book.
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: New Bukowski Book.

Yes, I agree. I liked also the very subtle comparisons made between himself and Fante (er, I mean Bante) - Fante's 'lost years' in Hollywood versus Buk's 'lost years' between his first bunch of published stories to him getting out of the Post Office... In the essay about Pound, Buk makes a good poin...
by SlobodanBurgher
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: New Bukowski Book.
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: New Bukowski Book.

Anyone know why Buk writes "John Fante" as "John Bante" in the essay called "I meet my master" (or whatever it was called, the third from last), at first I thought it was a typo but then it's used throughout...