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William S. Burroughs ï The Wild Boys ePub

The Wild Boys eBook Á Mass Market Paperback Read Ä The Wild Boys is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states Making full use of his inimitable humor wild imagination and style Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying aThe Wild Boys is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to I was relatively innocent when I read The Wild Boys and it gave me nightmares The staccato choppy plot is too disjointed to ever really allow anything to come to a close so the images tend to remain in some vestibule of the brain and come spilling out at night when your poor consciousness tries to form them into some kind of completenessThe images themselves are sometimes gruesome and you can almost sense Burroughs' lunatic energy and all his wild imaginings spilling out on the page and being herded somewhat unsuccessfully into the form of a novel Some people will have trouble with the homosexual imagery but almost everyone will be haunted to some extent by the casual eroticization of death and cruelty I think the Mayan seuences are some of the most persistentBut this is not mere incoherent pornography there is a wild energetic beauty and an almost religious devotion to wontonly intense experience that is along with WSB's poetic style unforgettableLynn Hoffman author of the much less disturbing bang BANG A Novel and the downright soothing New Short Course in WineThe

ePub Æ The Wild Boys ï William S. Burroughs

Freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states Making full use of his inimitable h Sir we've been overrun by clawed pubescent urchins reuesting backup Choppy anarchic gleefully pornographic confrontationally off putting Yet satirical clever kinetically experimental serially engaging in spite of itself And completely caught up in its own desires to denial of any other readerly needs which has its merits even if the stuttering stop start repeat of the images here has a decidedly masturbatory uite literally aspect and associated outside boredome With some of the play with viewpoint and camera here the roving pan shot the peepholes that unify disparate material this has a Robbe Grilletian aspect but with a direct gay gaze that still seems daring only a decade after the censorship of Naked Lunch For all of this and despite the Problems in evidence throughout the weird cultural artifact that is Burroughs this might be his best

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The Wild BoysUmor wild imagination and style Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying as it is fascinating This book is not for everyone probably not for most people It reuires work and an understanding of what the Beat authors were trying to do and specifically a grasp of Burroughs' literary aims and personal story I recommend that those not familiar with Burroughs first read to the introduction to ueer Beats edited by Regina Marler It does a nice job explaining the movement and giving a brief literary biography to Burroughs and related authorspoets; Marler also discusses the social and literary significance of the Beat movementThe Wild Boys has no coherent story That is not the way Burroughs writes It is a collection of cinematicfantasy scenes that are often visceral pornographic violent surreal brutal beautiful and disturbing Images and scenes double back and are retold or re imagined repeated Nothing is taboo Most of the sexual scenes are male on male and since many come from Burroughs' memory and fantasies they involve under age boys and are very graphic and explicit Burroughs creates an anti conventional fantasy world a ueer Neverland populated with anarchistic gay lost boys where he flips the bird to conventional s and ideals using his mastery of language and imagery as a weapon and a paint brush I think that this is an amazing book and that Burroughs is a great author; I suspect that most readers will think it is trash and pornography