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Exterminator!

Exterminator!

by William Burroughs

Publisher Calder

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About the book

A man, dispirited by ageing, endeavours to steal a younger mans face; a doctor yearns for a virus that might eliminate his discomfort by turning everyone else into doubles of himself; a Colonel lays out the precepts of the life of DE (Do Easy); conspirators posthumously succeed in blowing up a train full of nerve gas; a mandrill known as the Purple Better One runs for the presidency with brutal results; and the world drifts towards apocalypses of violence, climate and plague. The hallucinatory landscape of William Burroughs compellingly bizarre, fragmented novel is constantly shifting, something sinister always just beneath the surface.

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About the Author

William Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs II also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, satirist, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author who wrote in the paranoid fiction genre, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century". His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Near-fine first edition with bruising to the top of the spine and a dent in the front panel. Slight signs of foxing on the page edges. In a near-fine, clipped dust jacket with bruising along the top edge and discolouring to its white background.

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