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The Soft Machine - William S. Burroughs
The Soft Machine
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In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war,... show more
In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802133298 (0802133290)
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 178
Edition language: English
Series: The Nova Trilogy (#1)
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Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
4.0
If [a:E.L. James|4725841|E.L. James|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1308409727p2/4725841.jpg] were a gay heroin addict... okay you get the point.But there are some startling similarities. An affinity for a limited vocabulary, eroticising of stones (sand- for James, lime- for Burroughs)...Neither of t...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
0.0 The Soft Machine
Lo leì a los catorce y no entendì un carajo . Tendrè que leerlo nuevamente .
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it
Three stars because I admired what Burroughs was trying to do with his cut-up technique, but ultimately I found the book unreadable. I think the cut-up technique could work on a story level, but on a sentence level it renders nonsense. However, reading the book made me search out more information ab...
Bookish Quotes
Bookish Quotes rated it
1.0 The Soft Machine
I know it is experimental. It reminds me of those alchemists' experiments when they tried to produce gold from excrements. And failed. Ultimately they were just dabbling in shit.This book reads as if Burroughs swallowed words like rectal mucous, compost heap, jissom, masturbate, cock, dropped his pa...
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