THE YAGE LETTERS

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The Yage Letters

Author : Allen Ginsberg
ISBN : 9780141903286
Genre : Literary Collections
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William Burroughs closed his classic debut novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage' which he believed transmitted telepathic powers, a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters - a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel - he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space, to derange his senses - the perfect drug for the author of the wild decentred books that followed. Years later, Ginsberg writes back as he follows in Burroughs' footsteps, and the drug worse and more profound than he had imagined.
Category: Literary Collections

The Yage Letters Redux

Author : William S. Burroughs
ISBN : 0872864480
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Editor's introduction -- In search of yage, 1953: William Burroughs -- Seven years later, 1960: Allen Ginsberg to William Burroughs. Burroughs' reply -- Epilogue, 1963 -- Appendices.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Yage Letters

Author : William S. Burroughs
ISBN : 0872860043
Genre : Psychology
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The Yage Letters: an early epistolary novel by William S. Burroughs, whose 1952 account of himself as Junkie, published under the pseudonym William Lee, ended "Yage may be the final fix." In letters to Allen Ginsberg, an unknown young poet in New...
Category: Psychology

The Yage Letters

Author : William S. Burroughs
ISBN : 0872860043
Genre : Psychology
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The Yage Letters: an early epistolary novel by William S. Burroughs, whose 1952 account of himself as Junkie, published under the pseudonym William Lee, ended "Yage may be the final fix." In letters to Allen Ginsberg, an unknown young poet in New...
Category: Psychology

Travel And Drugs In Twentieth Century Literature

Author : Lindsey Michael Banco
ISBN : 9781136096907
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the connections between two disparate yet persistently bound thematics -- mobility and intoxication -- and explores their central yet frequently misunderstood role in constructing subjectivity following the 1960s. Emerging from profound mid-twentieth-century changes in how drugs and travel were imagined, the conceptual nexus discussed sheds new light on British and North American responses to sixties counterculture. With readings of Aldous Huxley, William Burroughs, Alex Garland, Hunter S. Thompson, and Robert Sedlack, Banco traces twin arguments, looking at the ways travel is imagined as a disciplinary force acting upon the creative, destabilizing powers of psychedelic intoxication; and exploring the ways drugs help construct travel spaces and practices as, at times, revolutionary, and at other times, neo-colonial. By following a sequence of shifting understandings of drug and travel orthodoxies, this book traverses fraught and irresistibly linked terrains from the late 1950s up to a period marked by international, postmodern tourism. As such, it helps illuminate a world where tourism is continually expanding yet constantly circumscribed, and where illegal drugs are both increasingly unregulated in the global economy and perceived more and more as crucial agents in the construction of human subjectivity.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Green Ghost

Author : Chad Weidner
ISBN : 9780809334865
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"So many biographical works exist on the Beat Generation, which are of course important, but scholars tend to neglect the most fascinating aspects of their literary texts. "The Green Ghost" seeks to steer the study of Burroughs and the beats into a new direction entirely by viewing their work through the cultural prism of green cultural studies"--
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Aries

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ISBN : NWU:35556038936951
Genre : Hermetism
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Uvm

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ISBN : UVA:X004575749
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cabinet

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133532809
Genre : Arts, Modern
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Category: Arts, Modern