A posthumous (Gysin died last summer) reprint of the 1969 keystone novel by the hipster who invented the ""cut up"" writing...

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A posthumous (Gysin died last summer) reprint of the 1969 keystone novel by the hipster who invented the ""cut up"" writing method adopted by his pal and sometime collaborator William Burroughs. The enthusiastic introduction from N.Y. Times rock-critic Robert Palmer proves a useful guide through the byzantine byways of this hallucinatory spiritual odyssey in the Sahara by a pot-smoking black scholar (modeled on Gysin himself, who, however, was white). With its mÉlange of grotesqueries, esoteric allusions, and mysogny coupled with gay reveries, this isn't for every taste, but Gysin's great swashes of lyricism and jazzy cut-and-paste prose will stimulate adventurous souls.

Pub Date: July 20, 1987

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Overlook--dist. by Viking

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1987