Time. William Burroughs.


New York: C Press, 1965. First edition. [32] pp. Printed stapled wrappers. Minor rubbing to corners, some mild toning. Edited by Ron Padgett, series editor Ted Berrigan, art director Joe Brainard. With four drawings by Brion Gysin. Cut-ups and texts by Burroughs, some utilizing texts from other issues of Time. In Reality Studio, Jed Birmingham writes, "Time is the fullest expression of Burroughs' experimentation with the newspaper and magazine format that is part parody and part critique as well as an expression of a new format and form capable of expressing a greater truth than fiction or journalism separately."

Maynard & Miles A11. Schottlaender A15 (quoting Shoaf, Collecting William S. Burroughs in Print: A Checklist: "the November 30, 1962 issue of Time magazine, with the title 'India's Lost Illusions,' was apparently chosen by Burroughs for parody because that issue includes a savage review of Naked Lunch, as well as Burroughs’ other Olympia Press works, in which Burroughs and other Beat writers are put down as frauds."). Item #2014

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