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by Jim Pennington
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Theeee The Third Mind cover photo
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Theeee The Third Mind cover photo

third mind covers small.jpg breaking news and breaking 40 years after the event:::: the lady who took the photo (name on inside front flap of HB jacket) used on theee The Third Mind cover of the Seaver/Viking 1978 first (and all subsequents) edition (deep breath) ... never got paid !! So what's new...
by Jim Pennington
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Transplant Surgeon Carved Initials in Liver
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Transplant Surgeon Carved Initials in Liver

poor sod.... i mean the doctor... not the patient(s) i am beginning to think there is a New Puritanism setting in. I bet if this surgeon had asked the patient beforehand or ven told the patient beforehand that part of the procedure involved the surgeon 'signing off' the operation, then the patient w...
by Jim Pennington
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: 1979 Angela Carter Interview on Burroughs, Ballard, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: 1979 Angela Carter Interview on Burroughs, Ballard, etc.

I read The Wild Boys in Portugal, and there they were smiling. Apparently, only half of that’s ever been published in England. The man who translated me into French, translated New Eve into French, has also translated – to my immense gratification, is the French translator of Burroughs – and he sai...
by Jim Pennington
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Dr. Benway
Replies: 13
Views: 2411

Re: Dr. Benway

A group of children have tied an idiot to a post with barbed wire and built a fire between his legs and stand watching with bestial curiosity as the flames lick his thighs. pulp-fiction violence .. and in this case has the ring of a KKK lynching only the dumb bastards forgot to bring the rope so us...
by Jim Pennington
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Number 23
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: Number 23

i am thinking of getting a slice of this action::::
http://festival23.org.uk/the-experience-2/
in the grand scheme of Venn diagrams Robert Anton Wilson does a pretty massive Venn with Burroughs ...
http://www.generalsemantics.org/akml
by Jim Pennington
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

mankind itself is an aberration of the pre-recordings?
I'll go for that ... and any other aberrant behaviour I can get a hold of ...
by Jim Pennington
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: "The only thing not prerecorded..."
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: "The only thing not prerecorded..."

i'm with you on the puzzlement... i was once sure I had 'got it' when I read some Korzybsky and his take on engrams but I can't remember exactly why.... rejecting the dualism / binary / yes-no of Aristotle had something to do with it as well. The fine thing about Burroughs is that 'specious' never a...
by Jim Pennington
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: B/W footage of Burroughs in the doc
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: B/W footage of Burroughs in the doc

can't say for certain where the footage is from (most likely if it shows him seated and crosslegged as he finds his vein it is from Balch's "Towers open fire" or "Cut-ups") but I can say for certain that it was NOT apomorphine in the works... this was most usually taken as pills dissolved under the ...
by Jim Pennington
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Burroughs has gone insane
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Burroughs has gone insane

Thanks (belatedly), Graham , for this link. It looks like there should be a photo but nothing came up. Here is a brochure I came across for another ship in the same line. On another site I discovered that the Slovenija was forced into Oran harbour by the French navy the year after Kerouac was a pass...
by Jim Pennington
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: 'Nothing is true...'
Replies: 29
Views: 10097

Re: 'Nothing is true...'

It seems Gysin wasn't the only person to have read the Bouthoul book - or at least to have cottoned on to the bizarrity of Hassan i Sabbah around about that late-50s time. None other our dear L Ron Hubbard used the story in a Cold War paranoia dissertation called "All About Radiation" . He also talk...
by Jim Pennington
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Masterson's Rules of Duel
Replies: 3
Views: 2160

Re: Masterson's Rules of Duel

It is a very good read... its structure is quite an intriguing facet to cut-up (in this case the little studied intersection technique) . let alone the way its content colours in detail to the Piccadilly London that Burroughs and Masterson shared. I recommend it. Especially since the later printings...
by Jim Pennington
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Burroughs has gone insane
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Burroughs has gone insane

i went and got a copy of that Two Tickets To Tangier .... a 'riot' if you like 'airport paperbacks' .. what did they call that genre back then? At least Jack had other stuff to read on that long haul across the pond. What grabs me about the letter is the Slovenija ... now that's a little research pr...
by Jim Pennington
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Has anyone seen the movie or read the book of Crash by J.G. Ballard?
Replies: 4
Views: 4609

Re: Has anyone seen the movie or read the book of Crash by J.G. Ballard?

Ballard seems, to me, like Anthony Burgess - one of those old school authors who are really kinda boring and cerebral. Just lots of conceptual ideas and no heart. Not soul, like, say, Nabokov... old school only if you mean a use of language that is more linear than Burroughs, cerebral only if you m...
by Jim Pennington
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Beat exhibit at Centre Pompidou
Replies: 15
Views: 4813

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 no...
by Jim Pennington
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: A question for collectors re: You Can't Win. Plus some rambling.
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: A question for collectors re: You Can't Win. Plus some rambling.

re You Can't Win: maybe as Dutch Schultz said "It isn't worth a nickel to two guys like you or me but to a collector it is worth a fortune." and Dutch, aka Arthur Flegenheimer the man who collects rare books, also said expensive books were "...not a bad way to move money around." re Rambling: the CU...