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The Soft Machine

The Restored Text (Nova Trilogy #1)

William S. Burroughs, Oliver Harris (Editor), Ramiz Monsef (Read by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/9/2016)
Paperback (5/6/2014)
Compact Disc (5/10/2016)
Compact Disc (5/10/2016)


In The Soft Machine, William S. Burroughs begins an adventure that will take us into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create.A total assault on the powers that turn humans into machines by writing and fixing our life scripts, Burroughs' original "cut-up" book was itself rewritten in three different forms. This new edition of The Soft Machine clarifies for the first time the extraordinary history of its writing and rewriting, demolishes the myths of his chance-based writing methods, and demonstrates for a new generation the significance of Burroughs' greatest experiment.

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781504714334

Publication Date: May 10, 2016