The Soft Machine

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Flamingo, 2001 - Fiction - 143 pages
Hanged soldiers, North African street urchins, addicted narcotic agents, Spanish rent boys, evil doctors, corrupt judges and monsters from the mythology of history or the laboratories of science - Burroughs is truly the Hieronymous Bosch of our time. In this surreal, savage and brilliantly funny sequel to Naked Lunch, Burroughs's famous 'cut-up' technique, the slicing and random folding in of words, was fully developed, transforming the narrative into an extraordinary, unequalled new form of prose poetry.

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About the author (2001)

William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1914. Immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s – notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg – he already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, ‘Naked Lunch’. William Burroughs died in 1997.

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