Compact Disc $15.00 ISBN: 9780712351249 Published April 2013 For sale in North and South America only

The Spoken Word: William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin

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The Spoken Word: William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin
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1 compact disc with booklet | © 2012
Compact Disc $15.00 ISBN: 9780712351249 Published April 2013 For sale in North and South America only
The latest release in the British Library’s highly acclaimed Spoken Word series of authors in their own words, The Spoken Word: William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin is a rare collection of recordings featuring the American writer William S. Burroughs (1914–97) and the British-born artist Brion Gysin (1916–86), the man Burroughs credited with the invention of the “cut-up” literary technique. The centerpiece of the collection is a complete, previously unissued recording of Burroughs reading live in Liverpool in 1982. The disc also includes performances by Gysin of a selection of his “permutated poems,” as well as previously unheard home recordings made by the pair in Paris in 1970, all taken from tapes in the British Library collection. 
Contents
1. The Beginning is also the End (excerpt)
      Speaker: William S Burroughs
2–10. Reading at the Centre Hotel, Liverpool
      Speaker: William S Burroughs
11. Cut-Ups Self-Explained
      Speaker: Brion Gysin
12. I Am this Painter Brion Gysin
      Speaker: Brion Gysin
13–18. Pistol Poem; I’ve Come to Free the Words; No Poets Don’t Own Words; Calling All Reactive Agents; Junk is No Good Baby; Kick That Habit Man
      Speaker: Brion Gysin
19. I Am That I Am
      Speaker: Brion Gysin
20–22. Invisible Art (three versions)
      Speaker: William S Burroughs
23. ‘Silky supple mirrors to be folded . . .’
      Speaker: Brion Gysin

Total Duration: 66 minutes
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