Exterminator!

Overview

Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Science-fantasy wars, racism, corporate capitalism, drug addiction, and various medical and psychiatric horrors all play their parts in this mosaiclike, experimental novel. Here is William S. Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious best.

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Overview

Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Science-fantasy wars, racism, corporate capitalism, drug addiction, and various medical and psychiatric horrors all play their parts in this mosaiclike, experimental novel. Here is William S. Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious best.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140050035
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/28/1979
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 779,749
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)—guru of the Beat Generation, controversial éminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet, and blackest of black humor satirists—had a range of influence rivaled by few post-World War II writers. His many books include Naked Lunch, Queer, Exterminator!, The Cat Inside, The Western Lands, and Interzone.

Biography

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) -- guru of the Beat Generation, controversial éminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet, and blackest of black humor satirists -- had a range of influence rivaled by few post-World War II writers. His many books include Naked Lunch, Queer, Exterminator!, The Cat Inside, The Western Lands, and Interzone.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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Table of Contents

"Exterminator!" 3
The Lemon Kid 9
Short Trip Home 15
Davy Jones 17
The Evening News 20
Astronaut's Return 22
My Face 28
Wind Die. You Die. We Die 36
End of the Line 46
The Drums of Death 50
"Johnny 23" 52
The Discipline of DE 55
The Perfect Servant 68
Ali's Smile 74
Twilight's Last Gleamings 85
The Coming of the Purple Better One 93
"What Washington? What Orders?" 110
From Here to Eternity 115
The Teacher 119
They Do Not Always Remember 133
Friends 137
Seeing Red 141
Old Movie 143
Electricals 144
SPUT 149
Reddies 152
The "Priest" They Called Him 156
My Legs Senor 160
The End 162
Cold Lost Marbles 168
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