Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9780983248033 Published July 2012

Brion Gysin: Here to Go

Interviews and Texts

Terry Wilson and Brion Gysin

Terry Wilson and Brion Gysin

Distributed for Solar Books

With an Introduction by William S. Burroughs
160 pages | 21 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9780983248033 Published July 2012

Brion Gysin is a legend. As an artist, author, filmmaker, and the long-term collaborator of William S. Burroughs, Gysin helped to develop the so-called Beat aesthetic from the beginning, influencing one of the most important American art movements of the last century and helping to shape decades of literature and art across the world.

In Here to Go, Terry Wilson introduces us to this singular talent through Gysin’s own words. Best known for his discovery of the cut-up technique and the invention of the Dreamachine, it was to painting and drawing that Gysin devoted his greatest efforts. Gysin was a man of diverse interests and strident opinion; the interviews collected here cover topics as diverse as magick and psychic warfare, and as intermingled as literature and drugs.

With excerpts from Gysin’s own written work and a rare extract from Gysin's original screenplay adaptation for Burrough’s Naked Lunch, this is the most complete assembly of Gysin’s written work. And, with additional texts by Burroughs himself, this is the best introduction to the life, work, and philosophy of one of the 20th century’s most neglected, yet visionary, polymaths.

Contents
Foreword: Not Knowing Brion Gysin
      Terry Wilson
Foreword
      Brion Gysin
Preface
      William S. Burroughs
Points of Order
      Brion Gysin
Introduction
      Terry Wilson

Goodnight Eileen
Off The Couch
Terminal Tourist
Making It Happen—The Process
“Gimme The Keys!”
The Torso Of 1960
Mektoub
Planet R-101
Algerian Episode 1955–56
Interzone
Painting To Palaver To Polaroids
Control. . . Control?
Where Is The Third Mind?
The Bad Animal

Brion Gysin Chronology
Index
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