Burroughs by Howard Brookner

Part of the Editor's Choice series.

BOMB 7 Fall 1983
007 Fall 1983

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This is Wittgenstein: “If we have a prerecorded universe in which everything is prerecorded, then the only thing that is not prerecorded are the prerecordings themselves! If with my cut ups I was attempting to tamper with the original prerecordings, then I think I have succeeded to some modest extent.”

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Allen Ginsburg, Photograph of William Burroughs, NYC 1953.

“… it was the piecemeal portrait of a very strange man. And it was fascinating, as intermittently beautiful and as funny as the man’s own work.”

—Lucy Hughes Hallett, The Standard

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Allen Ginsburg, Lucien Cart, William Burroughs.

“… If he is a demon, he is one who has cleverly disguised himself as an elf; like many genuises, he has retained a childlike quality which renders him invulnerable …”

—Peter Ackroyd, The Times

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BOMB 7, Fall 1983

Daniel Schmid by Gary Indiana, Robin Winters, Lizzie Borden, Jorg Immendorf, Harry Kipper & Roger Herman, art by Carl Apfelschnitt, Kiki Smith, and more.

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007 Fall 1983