The Soft Machine

The Soft Machine

The Restored Text

Book - 2014
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"The Soft Machine is Burroughs' original cut-up novel, first in an experimental trilogy that includes Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded. A surreal space-age odyssey and a total assault on the powers that turn humans into machines, the book draws the reader into an unmappable textual space where nothing is true and everyting is permitted"--Back cover. A total assault on the powers that turn humans into machines by writing and fixing our life scripts, Burroughs| original cut-up” book was itself rewritten in three different forms. This new edition of The Soft Machine clarifies for the first time the extraordinary history of its writing and rewriting, demolishes the myths of his chance-based writing methods, and demonstrates for a new generation the significance of Burroughs| greatest experiment. Edited from the original manuscripts by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this revised edition incorporates an introduction and appendices of never before seen materials.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2014.
Edition: Third revised edition.
ISBN: 9780802122117
0802122116
Branch Call Number: FIC BURROUGHS, WILLIAM
Characteristics: liii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Harris, Oliver (Oliver C. G.)

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