Cut-up Narratives From William S. Burroughs to the PresenteBook - 2011
Shift Linguals traces a history of the cut-up method, the experimental writing practice discovered by Brion Gysin and made famous by Beat author William S. Burroughs. From the groundbreaking works of Dada and Surrealism that paved the way for Burroughs' breakthrough, through the countercultural explosion of the 1960s, Shift Linguals explores the evolution of the cut-ups within the theoretical frameworks of postmodernism and the avant-garde to arrive at the present and the digital age. Some 50 years on from the first 'discovery' of the cut-ups in 1959, it is only now that we are truly able to ob.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 289 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Cut-up narratives from William S. Burroughs to the present