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The Ticket That Exploded
     

The Ticket That Exploded

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by William S. Burroughs
 

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In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand “cut-up” trilogy that starts with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs could make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and

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In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand “cut-up” trilogy that starts with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs could make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease be at once so frightening and so enthralling.

Editorial Reviews

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“In Mr. Burroughs’s hands writing reverts to acts of magic, as though he were making some enormous infernal encyclopedia of all the black impulses and acts that, once made, would shut away the fiends forever.”—The New York Times

“It is in books like The Ticket that Exploded that Burroughs seems to revel in a new medium for its own sake—a medium totally fantastic, spaceless, timeless, in which the normal sentence is fractured, the cosmic tries to push its way through bawdry, and the author shakes the reader as a dog shakes a rat.”—Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange

“[Burroughs's] Swiftian vision of a processed, pre-packaged life, a kind of electro-chemical totalitarianism, often evokes the black laughter of hilarious horror.”—Playboy

“The power of his imagination often carries his comedy far into the buried recesses of the psyche.”—The New Republic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802197207
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/24/2011
Series:
Burroughs, William S.
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
841,928
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was the author of numerous novels, including Junky, Queer Naked Lunch, Nova Express, The Ticket That Exploded, The Soft Machine, and The Wild Boys. He is considered one of the twentieth century's most radical, innovative, and influential writers, and a founding member of the Beat Generation.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 4, 1914
Date of Death:
August 2, 1997
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
Place of Death:
Lawrence, Kansas
Education:
Los Alamos Ranch School; A.B., Harvard University, 1936; graduate study, 1938

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Ticket That Exploded 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Burroughs greater works, but somepeople will find the collage style to be unreadable But i think it is a funny satire about technology, American life, and is also very eroticwerid