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Grauerholz, James

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Most widely held works by James Grauerholz
Naked lunch : the restored text by William S Burroughs( Book )

55 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Lee, an addict and hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world, in a commemorative edition that features restored text, archival material, Burroughs's own later introduction to the book, and his essay on psychoactive drugs
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks by William S Burroughs( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 14, 1944, Lucien Carr, a friend of William S. Burroughs from St. Louis, stabbed a man named David Kammerer with a Boy Scout knife and threw his body in the Hudson River. For eight years, Kammerer had fawned over the younger Carr, but that night something happened: either Carr had had enough or he was forced to defend himself." "The next day, his clothes stained with blood, Carr went to his friends Bill Burroughs and Jack Kerouac for help. Doing so, he involved them in the crime. A few months later, they were caught up in the crime in a different way." "Something about the murder captivated the Beats, especially Kerouac and Burroughs, who decided to collaborate on a novel about the events of the previous summer. At the time, the two authors were still unknown, yet to write anything of note. Narrating alternating chapters, they pieced together a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and violence, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives." "They submitted their manuscript - called And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks after an absurd line from a radio bulletin about a circus fire - to publishers, but it was rejected and confined to a filing cabinet for decades. Finally published, at long last, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks tells the story of Ramsay Allen and the object of his fixation, the charismatic, idealistic young Phillip Tourian. Phillip and his friends drink and dream in the bars and apartments of the West Village, until, with his friend Mike Ryko (Kerouac's narrator), he hatches a plan to ship out as a merchant marine. They'll catch a boat for France and jump ship, then make their way through the front to Paris."
Interzone by William S Burroughs( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Interzone' portrays the development of Burroughs' mature writing style. His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning
Naked lunch : the restored text by William S Burroughs( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and-- ultimately-- a nightmarish wasteland known as Interzone, its formal innovation, formerly taboo subject matter, and tour de force execution have exerted their influence on the work of authors like Thomas Pynchon, J.G. Ballard, and William Gibson; on the relationship between art and obscenity; and on the shape of music, film, and media generally. This restored text includes editorial corrections to errors present in previous editions, and incorporates Burroughs' notes on the text, several essays he wrote about the book, an appendix of new material, and alternate drafts of the original manuscript
The Burroughs file by William S Burroughs( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burroughs by William S Burroughs( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, by Howard Brookner, features William S. Burroughs' life and his works
The retreat diaries by William S Burroughs( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words of advice : William S. Burroughs on the road( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1983, the counter culture icon and author of the cult classic Naked lunch (1959), William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), traveled throughout the Scandinavian countries making a series of personal apperances. Twenty years later filmmakers Lars Movin and Steen Møller Rasmussen found never-before-seen footage of his Copenhagen visit and set out on the road to record new material, telling the story of the ... author's later work -- especially what is known as The Last Trilogy -- and his unique performance skills..."--Container
La bala perdida : William S. Burroughs en México, 1949-1952 by Jorge García-Robles( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mentored by a madman : the William Burroughs experiment by Andrew Lees( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating account by one of the world's leading neurologists of the profound influence of William Burroughs on his medical career. Lees relates how Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Lees journeys to the Amazonian rainforest in search of cures, and through sef-experimentation seeks to find the answers his patients crave. He enters a powerful plea for the return of imagination to medical research." -- Back cover
Word virus : the William Burroughs reader by William S Burroughs( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Word Virus' brings together selections of Burroughs' most important and challenging work, beginning with his very early work (including a chapter from a novel in collaboration with Jack Kerouac) and following his trajectory through 'The Cat Inside."
Et les hippopotames ont bouilli vifs dans leurs piscines : roman by William S Burroughs( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les débuts littéraires de Kerouac et Burroughs. Inspiré de faits réels, un roman de 1944 qui a dû attendre la mort de ses derniers protagonistes pour être édité en 2008. [SDM]
The cat inside by William S Burroughs( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is an unexpected side to William Burroughs - the author of weird and disturbing fictions had a great fondness for cats. This is his earnest appreciation of the cats he knew, a record of his dreams of cats, and a meditation on the long, mysterious relationship between cats and their human hosts. In The Cat Inside, Burroughs is touching when writing of the many strays he took in over the years, disdainful of dogs ('self-righteous as a lynch mob'), always erudite and surprisingly caring - it is a genuine revelation, for Burroughs fans and cat lovers alike."--Book cover
Rusty Jack by James Grauerholz( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William S. Burroughs : 1945-1959 by William S Burroughs( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guru of the Beat generation, controversial eminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet and blackest of black-humor satirists, William S. Burroughs has had a range of influence rivalled by few living writers. This meticulously assembled volume of his correspondence vividly documents the personal and cultural history through which Burroughs developed, revealing clues to illuminate his life and keys to open up his texts. More than that, they also show how in the period 1945-1959, letter-writing was itself integral to his life and to his fiction-making. These letters reveal the extraordinary route that took Burroughs from narrative to anti-narrative, from Junky to Naked Lunch and the discovery of cut-ups, a turbulent journey crossing two decades and three continents."--BOOK JACKET. "The letters track the great shifts in Burroughs' crucial relationship with Allen Ginsberg, from lecturing wise man ("Watch your semantics young man") to total dependence ("Your absence causes me, at times, acute pain.") to near-estrangement ("I sometimes feel you have mixed me up with someone else doesn't live here anymore."). They show Burroughs' initial despair at the obscenity of his own letters, some of which became parts of Naked Lunch, and his gradual recognition of the work's true nature ("It's beginning to look like a modern Inferno.") They reveal the harrowing lows and ecstatic highs of his emotions, and lay bare the pain of coming to terms with a childhood trauma ("Such horror in bringing it out I was afraid my heart would stop.")."--BOOK JACKET. "It is a story as revealing of his fellow Beats as it is of Burroughs: he writes of Kerouac and Cassady in the midst of the journey immortalized as On the Road ("Neal is, of course, the very soul of this voyage into pure, abstract, meaningless motion."), and to Ginsberg as he was writing Howl ("I sympathize with your feelings of depression, beatness: 'We have seen the best of our time.'")."--BOOK JACKET. "And throughout runs the unmistakable Burroughs voice, the unique drawl that mixes the humor of the hipster and the intellect of the mandarin, as unsparingly critical of contemporary politics - "The bastards might as well tear up the Constitution" - as of his own future biographers - "And some pansy shit is going to start talking about living his art.""--BOOK JACKET. "And yet it is Burroughs' "living his art" that makes these letters so remarkable. For unlike most collections, this one requires and rewards chronological reading, and tells its own compelling story: As Burroughs himself saw, writing Ginsberg, "Maybe the real novel is letters to you." These letters were lifelines for Burroughs the outcast, and works-in-progress for Burroughs the writer, and to read them as they were written is to experience a unique merging of life and letters, the extraordinary true story of William S. Burroughs, homme des lettres."--BOOK JACKET
Letters to Allen Ginsberg, 1953-1957 by William S Burroughs( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last words : the journal of the last months of William Burroughs' life by William S Burroughs( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vogue interzone : special simulated edition by Christof Kohlhöfer( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William S. Burroughs : paintings by William S Burroughs( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in German and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Naked lunch : the restored text
Alternative Names
Grauerholz, James W.

Grauerholz, James W. 1952-

Grauerholz, James W. 1953-

James Grauerholz Amerikaans schrijver

Джеймс Грауэрхольц

English (124)

German (13)

Spanish (4)

French (4)

And the hippos were boiled in their tanksInterzoneNaked lunch : the restored textThe Burroughs fileWord virus : the William Burroughs readerThe cat insideThe letters of William S. Burroughs : 1945-1959Last words : the journal of the last months of William Burroughs' life