William S. Burroughs At the Front: Critical Reception, 1959 - 1989

William S. Burroughs At the Front: Critical Reception, 1959 - 1989Jennie Skerl And Robin Lydenberg Have Selected Twenty Five Critical Essays On Burroughs That Reflect The Historical Reception Of His Work, Both Positive And Negative, Decade By Decade, And That Represent The Best Essays Written About Him The Essays Cover Burroughs Major Novels Including The Cut Up And New Trilogies The Censorship Issue, And His Work In Film And Painting The Chronological Organization Brings Into Critical Focus The Shift From Moral Questions Raised By The Novels Content, Through Examinations Of Burroughs Relationship To Humanism And Modernism, And Finally To Focused Literary And Linguistic Issues In Their Introduction, The Editors Survey The Progress Of Burroughs Critical Reception And Examine The Reasons For The Varied And Intense Responses To The Work And The Theoretical Assumptions Behind Those Responses The Reviewers Include Prominent Figures Such As Mary McCarthy And Marshall McLuhan As Well As Major Academic Critics Such As Cary Nelson, Tony Tanner, And Ihab Hassan. Enlightening I finally read a lot of critical theory on Burroughs It opened my eyes to what much of his career was about I need to read , especially 1970 onward Burroughs writing after 1970 went back to straight narrative, and the last essay in the collection by Oliver Harris talks about this return to narrative It wasn t, he says, an abandonment of his future thinking techniq

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • William S. Burroughs At the Front: Critical Reception, 1959 - 1989
  • Jennie Skerl
  • English
  • 12 June 2018
  • 9780809315864