Jed Birmingham on William S. Burroughs Collecting. Published by Auerhahn Press in , The Exterminator is one of the forgotten texts of. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that “Exterminator! is a. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press, First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by William S. Burroughs to Donald L. Kaufmann. William.

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And yes, I think that is a valid part of how I feel about this and Burroughs’ other books; another writer’s Burroughs references actually prompted me to write about it recently, and I stand by what I say there.

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The closest to a short story collection by the cranky and hysterical William S. Nov 25, Hakim rated it really liked it Shelves: This article about a collection of short stories is a stub. I appreciate poetry when I know its poetry, but when I sit down to read a novel, I expect coherent narrative.

Ministry had gone all loud by then and everybody in Chicago knew Jorgensen was a prick. I read it in a non-literal fever, gulping the whole thing down.

Navy in to serve in World War II, he dropped out and became afflicted with the drug addiction that affected him for the extermiinator of his life, while working a variety of jobs. Refresh and try again.


Also, while I did know about Burroughs murdering his wife Joan Vollmer, I didn’t know about a lot of the other shit he and Ginsberg got up to. A sort of Twilight Zone of paranoia, surveillance, violence, heroin, unreality, reality, disease, the FBI, sex, cops, heroin, America, Americans, presidential candidates, heroin, and someone named Audrey who just pops up here and there. 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 William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, — August 2, was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, burrougha, and spoken word performer.

Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious best.

It was a hodge podge of various threads and stream-of-conscious writing that was very hard to follow and pull out a coherent narrative. Mar 18, Joe Cloyd rated it really liked it Shelves: Money is like junk. William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, — August 2, was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer.


The key is not to get too hung up in the grand details. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 19, Robert rated it did not like it. Oh, this book is technically a novel, according to the cover, but…um…maybe. Oct 30, Thomas Hale rated it really liked it. I found The Exterminator!

The title story is about an insect exterminatora job Burroughs himself once held. Guarantee Pest Control, Inc.

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Great Southern Exterminating Service. Go for it if you’re up for it, but if you think it’s not your thing, you’re probably right. So I stayed away from Burroughs for a couple decades until Tadpole and a couple others mentioned his work in a positive light.

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It sucked and it was dumb. These williamm I hate to say, it might be slightly more ‘real’, well for me at least as I sit in an office in Tokyo and write this.

Oct 23, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Read each chapter as a piece of prose poetry.


He says so much with such simple terms its lik I liked this book much more than Burrough’s “Naked Lunch”. Retrieved from ” https: Going from the blurb on the book and knowing nothing of the writer I was expecting a terrorist plot with some other under-stories. Burroughs killing his wife while trying to shoot an apple off her head. Here is William S. I do not care for how hard it is to follow. Apr 18, Raegan Butcher rated it really liked it. Nov 24, TK rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 29, Sophia rated it did not like it Shelves: