CITIES OF THE RED NIGHT

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed on the title page by William S. Burroughs, who added above his signature the phrase "French Canadian Bean Soup", a reference to his closet screenplay The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (1970). A bizarre apocalyptic fantasy in which time is telescoped as the world suffers the effects of a mysterious plague. The first volume of Burroughs' surreal Red Night Trilogy. An American writer of experimental novels that evoke, in deliberately erratic prose, a nightmarish, sometimes wildly humorous world, William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was a prominent figure in the Beat Movement, best known for his novels Junky (1953) and Naked Lunch (1959), which deal graphically with the gruesome and surreal world of the addict. Octavo. Some light fading along the extremities; else very good or better in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. Item #76691
ISBN: 0030539765

Price: $200.00

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