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Harris, Oliver (Oliver C. G.)

Overview
Works: 8 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 3,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Experimental fiction  Autobiographical fiction 
Classifications: PS3552.U75, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Oliver Harris
William Burroughs and the secret of fascination by Oliver Harris ( )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The letters of William S. Burroughs, 1945-1959 by William S Burroughs ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Junky by William S Burroughs ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For this fiftieth-anniversary edition, eminent Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has painstakingly recreated the author's original text, word by word, from archival typescripts and places the book's contents against a lively historical background in a comprehensive introduction. Here as well, for the first time, are Burroughs' own unpublished introduction and an entire omitted chapter, along with many "lost" passages, as well as auxiliary texts by Allen Ginsberg and others."--BOOK JACKET
Naked lunch @ 50 : anniversary essays ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first book devoted in its entirety to William Burroughs' masterpiece, bringing together an international array of scholars, artists, musicians, and academics from many fields to explore the origins, writing, reception, and complex meanings of Naked Lunch."-inside cover
Everything lost : the Latin American notebook of William S. Burroughs by William S Burroughs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In late summer 1953, as he returned to Mexico City after a seven-month expedition through the jungles of Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru, William Burroughs began a notebook of final reflections on his four years in Latin America. His first novel, Junkie, had just been published and he would soon be back in New York to meet Allen Ginsberg and together complete the manuscripts of what became The Yage Letters and Queer. Yet this notebook, the sole survivor from that period, reveals Burroughs not as a writer on the verge of success, but as a man staring down personal catastrophe and visions of looming cultural disaster." "Losses that will not let go of him haunt Burroughs throughout the notebook: "Bits of it keep floating back to me like memories of a daytime nightmare." However, out of these dark reflections we see emerge vivid fragments of Burroughs' fiction and, even more tellingly, unique, primary evidence for the remarkable ways in which his early manuscripts evolved. Assembled in facsimile and transcribed by Geoffrey D. Smith, John M. Bennett, and Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, the notebook forces us to change the way we see both Burroughs and his writing at a turning point in his literary biography."--BOOK JACKET
Queer by William S Burroughs ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for a fellow user named Eugene in 1940s Mexico City
Junky : the definitive text of Junk by William S Burroughs ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the 1950s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. The Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between periods of addiction and rehab, using a panoply of substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, paregoric (a weak tincture of opium) and goof balls (barbiturate), amongst others
The letters of William S. Burroughs by William S Burroughs ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.22 for Junky : th ... to 0.95 for The letter ...)
Alternative Names
Harris, Oliver C. G.
Harris, Oliver C. G. 1961-
Languages
English (23)
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