Nova Express

Nova Express: The Restored Text

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 22/04/2014
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Synopsis

The most ferociously political and prophetic book of the Cut-Up Trilogy, Nova Express fires the reader into a textual outer space to show us our burning planet and to reveal the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. As with The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded, William Burroughs deploys his cut-up methods to make a visionary demand that we take back the world that has been stolen from us.

Edited and introduced by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this new edition reveals how Nova Express was cut from an extraordinary wealth of typescripts to create startling new forms of poetic possibility.

The third book of Burroughs' linguistically prophetic 'cut-up' trilogy - following The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded - Nova Express is a hilarious and Swiftian parody of bureaucracy and the frailty of the human animal.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141396064
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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Nova Express
Reading from a smashed mirror
Words as image-music changing tempo with mood, like reading every media simultaneously from broken shards of glass, fast and without analysis. Spot how man... READ MORE
Graham O'Brien