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Entries Tagged as 'William S. Burroughs'

Easy-peasy

September 5th, 2013 · No Comments

“As soon as you get away from actual poetic forms, rhyme, meter, etc., there is no line between prose and poetry. From my way of thinking, many poets are simply lazy prose writers. I can take a page of descriptive prose and break it into lines, as I’ve done in Exterminator!, and then you’ve got […]

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How novel is it?

September 4th, 2013 · No Comments

“What we call the ‘novel’ is a highly artificial form, which came in the nineteenth century. It’s quite as arbitrary as the sonnet. And that form had a beginning, a middle, and an end; it has a plot, and it has this chapter structure where you have one chapter, and then you try to leave […]

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That’s because they’re magicians

January 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Doctors mostly sustain themselves in a medium of false ideas, the word ‘doctor’ casting about them, so they think, a sort of magical aura.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Otherwise it’s senseless

January 13th, 2012 · No Comments

“There is only one thing a writer can write about: what is in front of his senses at the moment of writing.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (emphasis in original) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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It can be a sneaky beast

January 12th, 2012 · 4 Comments

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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There’s always room for improvement, verdad?

January 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Americans have a special horror of giving up control, of letting things happen in their own way without interference.  They would like to jump down into their stomachs and digest the food and shovel the shit out.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Put down that weapon, please

January 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Push your mind too hard and it will fuck up like an overloaded switchboard, or turn on you with sabotage.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Looks like it’s metastasized

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments

“Democracy is cancerous, and bureaus are its cancer.  A bureau takes root anywhere in the state, turns malignant like the Narcotic Bureau, and grows and grows, always reproducing more of its own kind, until it chokes the host if not controlled or excised.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin […]

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Get it right, people

January 7th, 2012 · No Comments

“A functioning police state needs no police.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (emphasis in original) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Is there an app for that?

January 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Western man is externalizing himself in the form of gadgets.” — William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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