[PDF/EPUB] The Soft Machine AUTHOR William S. Burroughs

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The Soft Machine

Recesses of his imagination a region where nothing is sacred nothing taboo Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred hype poverty war b. Imagine that the cable box has only 20 channels Imagine that these channels are playing a variety of sex films a documentary on parasitic and poisonous insects of the a sci fi police drama strangely analogous to Dr Who no Daleks sorry and a film about junkies Now imagine what all this would look like when the TV was set to jump randomly among channels every few seconds This is the best description I can give to the text of The Soft Machine however this belies the strange almost coherence contained despite the channel change static bursts I found myself imagining at every punctuation mark A time traveling agent attempting to foil religious mind control regulate drug usage among those without proper documentation The strange religious sacrifices capital punish

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Ureaucracy and addiction in all its forms Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could creat. Pure dissonance attrition and aggression over the Mayan battleships that distillate phosphorescent obsidians into rains of junk It ends with a dose of apomorphine though

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In Naked Lunch William S Burroughs revealed his genius In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark. Breathe in Johnny Here Goes I respect rather than love it Like Gravity s Rainbow s sewer scene on his knees bare as a baby or William T Vollmann s telephone exchange between steel reefs a wire wrapped in gutta percha vibrates I herebyzzZZZZZthe critical situationa crushing blowThe sleepwalker s all eyes the realist is all ears their mating forms the telephone Later perhaps I see parts flashing cut in from David Lynch this is a formica table or Cronenberg s not naked lunch or beginning of Kubrick s 2001 apes confronted with steel Celluloid burning when we came out of the mud we had names Perhaps Trump Tweets massacred by homoeroticism I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke 1143 AM 14 Oct 2012 Thinking man s thin man Marlowe and Philip K Dick


About the Author: William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs II also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5 1914 – August 2 1997 was an American novelist short story writer essayist painter and spoken word performer A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author he is considered to be one of the most politically trenchant culturally influential and innovative artists of the 20th century



10 thoughts on “The Soft Machine

  1. says:

    ”In order to accomplish the purpose I prostituted myself to one of the priests Most distasteful thing I ever stood still for During the sex act he metamorphosed himself into a green crab from the waist up retaining human legs and genitals that secreted a caustic erogenous slime while a horrible stench filled the hut I w

  2. says:

    'Breathe in Johnny Here Goes ' I respect rather than love it Like Gravity's Rainbow's sewer scene on his knees bare as a baby or William T Vollmann's telephone exchange between steel reefs a wire wrapped in gutta percha vibrates I herebyzzZZZZZthe critical situationa crushing blowThe sleepwalker's all eyes; the realist is all ears; their mating forms the telephone Later perhaps I see parts flashing cut in from David Lynch this i

  3. says:

    I know it is experimental It reminds me of those alchemists' experiments when they tried to produce gold from excrements

  4. says:

    The Soft Machine is like a travelogue concocted by a perverted and drugged space travelerI had this special Gree

  5. says:

    Imagine that the cable box has only 20 channels Imagine that these channels are playing a variety of sex films a documentary on parasitic and p

  6. says:

    The one book by Burroughs that separates the fans from the curious The curious usually think 'no I am not going there' Relentless sexual assault mixed with very experimental writing makes this book Charming I love Burroughs' voice I also think he's one of the great satire writers of all time A true American dr

  7. says:

    If you imagine the stereotype of an avant garde experimental book that's The Soft Machine Sure it's a clever idea but actually reading it would be a painful thing My process reading the book went like this p5 the start what's going on here?

  8. says:

    Pure dissonance attrition and aggression over the Mayan battleships that distillate phosphorescent obsidians into rains of junk It ends with a dose of apomorphine though

  9. says:

    Burroughs has the power to make almost anyone's skin crawl His works are clusters of unfocused creative genius complete with hoards of vulgariti

  10. says:

    I've seen a lot of comments about how this book of experimental fiction is unreadable which I did not find to be the case at all In fact I enjoyed reading it immensely the repetition of the cut up material gives it a sort of surreal hypnotic uality The writing is occasionally straight up brilliant Some of the sex stuff is a bit too much though if I never hear the phrase rectal mucus and carbolic soap again it will be too

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