Cities of the red night

by William S. Burroughs

Publisher: H. Holt and Co. in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 332 Downloads: 68
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Statementby William S. Burroughs.
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 332 p. :
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17763035M
ISBN 100805017631, 0030539765
OCLC/WorldCa27919570

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Cities of the Red Night follows a dual narrative, slipping fluidly between the early 18th century exploits of a libertarian pirate crew, led by gunsmith Noah Blake, and the late 20th century private asshole (Clem Snide) hired to find the decapitated remains of one Jerry Green -- victim apparent of a bizarre hanging/sex cult.

It is worth noting that hanging and the spontaneous erections /5. “Cities of the Red Night is Burroughs's masterpiece. In it, the world ends with a bang--and a barely perceived whimper, disguised by the wicked smile of one of the most dazzling magicians of our time.”Los Angeles Time Book ReviewCited by: Cities of the Red Night: The Red Night Trilogy, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged William S.

Burroughs (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher) & 0 Cities of the red night book. open the door on cities of red night and you are confronted with a bosch like vista of inverted reality.

unlike the 60s cut-ups this is more accessible although don't open it expecting anything approaching a lineal narrative because burroughs doesnt do anything the straight way. if you are amused by the image of a six foot centipede with a translucent humanhead then this is 5/5(5).

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The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by William S. Burroughs. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, literature story are,/5. Find books like Cities of the Red Night from the world’s largest community of readers.

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CITIES OF THE RED NIGHT User Review - Kirkus. As long as the Beat Generation continues to engage self-styled hipsters, counter-culturalists, and transgressors, the work of the late Burroughs () will continue to waste precious wood pulp /5(2).

Get this from a library. Cities of the red night. [William S Burroughs] -- Clem Snide, a private detective, has to solve a case of ritual murder. In the Gobi Desertyears ago, a red virus has erupted. And in the 18th century, gay pirates have set up their own.

Dedicated to "the nameless gods of dispersal and emptiness," the novel has three major, interwoven parts: the story of the Cities of the Red Night, ur-Sodoms in the Gobi desert in which hanging seems to be the general pastime; a mock-detective story featuring (as in Naked Lunch) Clem Snide, a "private asshole" on the trail of disappeared boys.

First published inCities of the Red Night was no exception: Kirkus pronounced it DOA. Meandering and full of “neo-Reichian crackpottery,” we dismissed it as “ponderous, self-anesthetized,” and dealing in “pursy anarcho-pietisms and tennis-shoe philosophy.”.

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‎An opium addict is lost in the jungle; young men wage war against an empire of mutants; a handsome young pirate faces his execution; and the world's population is infected with a radioactive epidemic. These stories are woven together in a single tale of mayhem and chaos.

In the first novel of the tr 5/5(1). Book 1 As told by the Master This first volume of the final #Burroughs trilogy, "Red Night" has captured me firmly in its grasp.

The weaving of several simultaneous threads which the reader must unravel in "Cities of the Red Night," illustrates and embodies the instructions given by the author on constructing a virus in "Electronic Revolution."5/5(1).

Click to read more about Cities of the Red Night by William S. Burroughs. But then, in book three, from which the novel takes its name, drugs start writing the book, which shifts into a world of five (entirely fictional) dueling cities. The anchors of the first pages come loose and swirl around with fever victims, imaginary drugs /5(7).

"Cities of the Red Night is Burroughs' masterpiece. In it, the world ends with a bang-and a barely perceived whimper, disguised by the wicked smile of one of the most dazzling magicians of our time."-Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Cities of the Red Night is the first book in his final trilogy of novels (the Red Night trilogy), and it's followed by The Place of Dead Roads and The Western Lands. Loosely speaking, the non-linear plot alternates between a group of pirates seeking the freedom to set up an anarchist community during the 18th century, and a detective who's /5(31).

In fact the outrageousness of “Cities of the Red Night” suggests it was written in collaboration with Swift, Baudelaire, Schopenhauer, Orwell, Lenny Bruce, General Patton, and in a curiously perverse way, John Calvin.

Inside the pessimistic cloak he has shrouded himself, a strait-laced moralist with religious strivings is struggling to emerge.

Suggested is the notion of the spirit itself erupting from the inflamed, blistering body, its distinctive musky aroma being that of the “Red Fever” (a.k.a. Virus B), a disease originally endemic to the ancient mythical cities for which the book is named: Tamaghis, Ba’dan, Yass-Waddah, Waghdas, Naufana, and Ghadis.

Oh, the long, long night, with Lucie crying out for her husband. Oh, the long night, with her father still gone and no word of how he was doing. Twice more in the darkness the bell at the great gate sounded, and the irruption was repeated, and the grindstone whirled and spluttered.

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Red Night Trilogy. Although Burroughs never planned his final three novels as a trilogy, they share common themes and subject matter and are often referred to as “The Red Night Trilogy.” Cities of the Red Night was Burroughs’s first full-length novel since The Wild Boys appeared in The novel is narrated from two separate perspectives.

The temptingly easiest way to describe William S. Burroughs' Cities of the Red Night is as a homosexual opus of the apocalypse, but then that would probably put off a lot of readers because the sexually charged nature of the work, though a necessary component of its mythic architecture, isn't really the point.

Nor is the point, really, how its three primary stories intermingle with the. Cities of the Red Night by William S. Burroughs,download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook.

A character in the book says that if you say the names before going to sleep you will receive a dream about the cities. william-s-burroughs cities-of-the. Description of the book "Cities of the Red Night": An opium addict is lost in the jungle; young men wage war against an empire of mutants; a handsome young pirate faces his execution; and, the world's population is infected with a radioactive epidemic.

These stories are woven together in a single tale of mayhem and chaos. Cities of the Red Night (Paperback) By William S. Burroughs. Henry Holt & Company, Publication Date: March 1, List Price: * * Individual store prices may vary.

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