Yes, people totally think like that when they're all strung out! I had the feeling that some horrible image was just beyond the field of vision, moving as I turned my head, so that I never quite saw it. Penguin edition, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg I can't remember.
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The junkie in literature: a review of William S. Burrough’s “Junkie”
Personally the imbibing of large quantities of narcotics has never made it on to my priorities list, never mind been anywhere near the top of it. His descriptions of the "junk territories" his alter ego inhabits are, in fact, depictions of urban alienation itself.
He is largely delineated by what he is not. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They budroughs the subway train and look for drunks that have passed out and steal their wallets. We're hoping to rely on loyal readers, rather than erratic ads.
Junkie (novel) - Wikipedia
He was positively invisible; a vague brroughs presence. Every time exactly that much less. I had only one problem, and it has nothing to do with Burroughs.
I was cooking up a shot two days after I'd connected with Old Ike. Burroughs has an exceptional ability to convey the sense a character in just a few simple sentences: It's enough to turn sane people away from drugs, with its silent warnings and constant feeling of bleakness and dullness.
The novel was considered unpublishable more than it was controversial. Dec 11, Cheryl rated it it was ok.
In fact, its subtle dry humor crackled and even spit occasional sparks. The book ends right when things in the U. The circuit of junk consciousness is then dictated by the toleration of action and inaction in being, in regard to junk itself.
Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: Burroughs, but I just read it on the net, so it must be true. I really, really enjoyed those. Addiction rewrites the corporeal constitution: WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The Last Beat William S. The Beat Generation is that group of American writers who came to prominence in the s, and the cultural phenomena that they wrote about and inspired later sometimes called "beatniks".
Even the simplest sentences echo something profound. My rating would ubrroughs be 3.
Junky by William S. Burroughs
And I am more than satisfied by the concrete truth. Dec 15, Clare added it.
Maybe I'm just an asshole probablebut Burroughs ma Well holy shit, high-five to you, early teens me! Burroughs has a nack of describing the essence of an experience.
He was not queer, and I gave him money; always the same amount, twenty pesos. The Truth You Always Knew. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Seriously, I have a blog?