*FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Yage Letters: an early epistolary novel by William S. Burroughs, whose account of himself as Junkie. The Yage Letters Redux. William S. Burroughs, Author, Allen Ginsberg, Author, Oliver Harris, Editor. City Lights $ (p) ISBN. For forty years The Yage Letters has been one of the most popular texts in the Burroughs oeuvre, a short (18, word) and accessible introduction to his work.

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However, the note at least lettets the otherwise perplexing gap in the chronology of the letters–after three long letters, all dated within two weeks of each other, the sequence cuts from “January 30” to “May 12″ and from Pasto to Lima, with no journey in between–a gap, this time, too large to naturalize. Retrieved from ” https: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I have read some selections, but never the actual works. This epistolary novel, first published inis actually a fascinating travel log written mostly by Burroughs of a trip he made to Peru and Colombia in to track down the legendary yage vine also called ayahuascavalued among the Indians for its telepathic and anesthetic powers.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Even marijuana never did anything for me. She yag hold the author’s claims to non-authorship up to any material scrutiny, however, because her stated aim is “not to contest” the “truth-value” of the text’s genetic “mythology” including “Burroughs’ fabled passivity during the production of the novel” [5]only to “specify its function” 7.


The Yage Letters

A socialized approach might suggest restoring the formats of the magazines rather than that of the leters City Lights edition. Although there are many jewels to be found in this small book for the dedicated fan of Burroughs’ work, they are spread throughout with many tedious, repetitious and confusing entries.

Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Books of the Week. Burroughs, whose account of himself as Junkie, published under the pseudonym William Lee, ended “Yage may be the final fix.

The Yage Letters by William S. Burroughs

Glasses and traveler’s checks yet. Since both the French and German editions of The Yage Letters standardize the use letterw the comma, the issue seems to be the appropriateness of editing for internal consistency. Harris established that the letters were in fact largely fabricated from notes and a prose narrative which Burroughs first wrote.

The cut-up text radicalizes this process by insistently calling into question the agency and integrity of authorship and language, not only with respect to itself, but with respect to all the preceding texts–to all the lettersfranked with dates and signatures as signs of authenticity–that it has mixed and sampled. Written 7 years later, there are a few letters from Ginsberg, questioning his experience with Yage and asking ysge Burrough’s yaeg.

Interviews with William S. Una horita de fiesta. That said, I find both men as cunning, and predatory as the natives they describe.

As Eggert acknowledges, “one does one’s best. Marmites Junky is a fictionalised version of Burroughs life. Mexico City Return” was in fact added specifically in order to satisfy the publishers’ requirements for a longer text. The question of agency is crucial here, suggesting that the phrasing Skerl used to describe The Yage Letters as a whole–“Burroughs refuses to conform to the convention of the final text produced by the individual artist”–has to be revised: However, the text goes on to perform an even more paradoxical inversion of chronology, since in the first readers of The Yage Letters were presented with another ending the “July 8” letter and would not find this letter there; nor would they until twelve years later, when it was at last included in the second edition.


The Yage Letters Redux

Books by William S. I think I’ll put it in that “dudes travelling the world being dudes” category, which I have decided not to try so hard to like, and call it a day. DNA and the Origins of Knowledge.

Shit-hole country by the way. In the structure of “In Search of Yage” published in The Yage Lettersthe letters here are the first, second, third, eighth and ninth. Adventures in Writing, Vine of the Soul: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.