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by torsrthidesen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Two new editions
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Two new editions

Just discovered two new editions by accident.

- The Finger (Penguin, 2018) collection of short stories from Interzone
- William S. Burroughs' "The Revised Boy Scout Manual": An Electronic Revolution (September 10, 2018)

At least an improvement on the original designs.
by torsrthidesen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

BansheeYage wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:41 am
You consider Burroughs work ineffectual @torsrthidesen?
No. We were talking about the Beats in general. Burroughs was and is very innfluental and a key figure in consciousness expansion.
My point is that back then it was almost enough to be gay and a junkie to be a revolutionary.
by torsrthidesen
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

I'm also curious about what you meant when you wrote that no real revolution was spawned from the Beat Generation. I may be in the minority (especially on this site) but I would agree with that statement only in regards to Ginsberg to be honest. I mean nothing really happened. They offended a coupl...
by torsrthidesen
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

One, slightly non-academic, thought is that Burroughs fallacy (if we are agreed?) sort of mirrors the entire counter-culture concept. I'm not like everyone else, therefore I am unique and subversive. I am breaking down society’s rules by being willfully eccentric (sexuality, drug use, political view...
by torsrthidesen
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

Thank you for keeping this question aiive!
by torsrthidesen
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: GG Allin, William S Burroughs reader.
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Re: GG Allin, William S Burroughs reader.

Fucking believe this if you will. Not cunt-and-pasting a quote out of it; read the whole fucking offensive and deranged interview. :shock: https://web.archive.org/web/20071210210355/http://www.geocities.com/ekx001/MG/CMMG.html Thanks for this! Always good to see other GG fans on the interweb :lol:
by torsrthidesen
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Burroughs predicting the Kennedy Assassination?
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: Burroughs predicting the Kennedy Assassination?

That's pretty cool. But we can't confirm it was actually in the "original" Word Hoard?
by torsrthidesen
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

Has this forum officially died or something? :cry:
by torsrthidesen
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: "The only thing not prerecorded..."
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

"The only thing not prerecorded..."

"in a prerecorded universe are the prerecordings themselves." or the full quote: Changes... can only be effected by alterations in the original. The only thing not prerecorded in a prerecorded universe are the prerecordings themselves. The copies can only repeat themselves word for word. A virus is...
by torsrthidesen
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Anything but the word.
Replies: 2
Views: 2769

Re: Anything but the word.

Examples of communication without words in Naked Lunch, a la Korzybski. Just a random observation. 'Bulletins from Party Headquarters are spelled out in obscene charades by hebephrenics and Latahs and apes. Sollubis fart code, Negroes open and shut mouth to flash messages on gold teeth, Arab rioter...
by torsrthidesen
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Magazines and periodicals
Replies: 2
Views: 10828

Re: Magazines and periodicals

Tor, Harold Norse magazine BASTARD ANGEL is a good place. Only 3 issues produced but for the times the printing standards were good. They might be found for maybe £40 (or $60 USA) maybe. Lots of Beats in those. Kerouac, Burroughs, Bukowski even and loads more. In England from the 1960s Tom Raworths...
by torsrthidesen
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou
Replies: 15
Views: 5699

Re: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou

sal p. wrote:I've been living in Liverpool for a few months now, I have the chance to go to Paris next week so I'll definitely be seeing the exhibit. For those who have seen it, do they have any of Bills guns on display?
Not that I recall, but my memory has a tendency to play tricks...
by torsrthidesen
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou
Replies: 15
Views: 5699

Re: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou

i loved the whole thing - there were a lot of very stimulating spaces .. not least of which was Giorno's Dial a Poet environment and the recreation of a Beat Hotel bedsit, complete with a dreammachine, brass bed and 'armoire' (this last item looking a bit too modern.. you'ld have thought it would n...
by torsrthidesen
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou
Replies: 15
Views: 5699

Re: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou

A purist, eh? I get what you mean. People wearing Che Guevera t-shirts etc. Though I would place myself in both camps, sans gif memes etc, as I both consider Burroughs a master and yet whom I would probably go hysterical if I were to see on the street (I mean when he was alive obviously). That was t...
by torsrthidesen
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou
Replies: 15
Views: 5699

Re: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou

Well, wouldn't call it detailed exactly ... just some impressions. On a side note, too bad your girl didn't like it — I'm glad to report my wife actually liked the exhibition despite not being all too familiar with any of the stuff (except for the Burroughs/Gysin stuff I tend to ramble on about eve...