The Burroughs' book which, with The Soft Machine and Nova Express, completes the classic Cut-Up Trilogy.
'Earth was under attack, but by whom? The Insect People of Minraud? The Nova Mob? The "White Hunters"? Representatives of Hassan i Sabbah or the White Goddess?'
'Language is the worn coin pressed silently into my hand. Inspector J. Lee of the Nova Police knew them by many names - but he only knew one way to stop them.' 'The only weapon was silence : silence to say goodbye - by silence to say good. "You see, gentlemen, what we call history is the history of the word - and the word is a killer virus!"' A prophetic vision of a world in which technology has gone haywire, The Ticket that Exploded completes Burroughs' classic Cut-Up Trilogy.
About the Author
William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1914. A Harvard drop-out, Burroughs lived in Mexico, Tangier and the UK, and was a heroin addict for many years. Immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s - notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg - he already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, Naked Lunch.
Originally published by the daring and influential Olympia Press (the original publishers of Henry Miller) in France in 1959, it aroused great controversy on publication and was not available in the US until 1962 and in the UK until 1964. The book was adapted for film by David Cronenberg in 1991. William Burroughs died in 1997.
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 29th April 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.700 x 13.000 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.128