[writing Books] eBook The Wild Boys ✓ William S. Burroughs – PDF & DOC
Associated outside boredome With some of the play with viewpoint and camera here the roving pan shot the peepholes that unify disparate material this has a Robbe Grilletian aspect but with
a direct gay gaze that still seems daring only a decade after the censorship of Naked direct gay gaze that still seems daring only a decade after the censorship of Naked For all of this and despite the Problems in evidence throughout the weird "cultural artifact that is Burroughs this might be his best That s a Burroughs novel alright I could list "artifact that is Burroughs this might be his best That s a Burroughs novel alright I could list adjectives right now to give you a sense of what I mean by that exactly Simply put this novel is twisted crazy fucked up weird sexually explicit extreme simultaneously unreadable and entertaining funny disturbing raw wild satirical avant garde surreal and plenty Burroughs s unconventional semi dystopian vision is repetitive and occasionally vaguely annoying but it s also filled to the brim with brilliance and state of the art mindfuckery leading the reader down a pit of unfiltered insanity Alongside its political satire literary experimentation and rebellious spirit are sometimes gross and always explicit descriptions of hardcore homoerotic sexual fantasies that delve into the most bizarre corners of human sexuality and intermingle with surrealistic imagery and the implementation of Burroughs s famous cut up style making these strange fascinating fantasies all the dizzying to read Being rather used to heavily bizarre and explicit sexual content in literature in large part thanks to the other Burroughs works I have read not much in The Wild Boys truly shocked me however this numbness to the content s shock value did not stop the memorability and insanity of these seuences from having an impact Getting a glimpse inside the perverted and ingenious mind of William S Burroughs is always a treat overtly shocking or not and this novel does not disappoint It manages to mix surprisingly linear and plot oriented chapters with sections of confusing dreamlike madness with little sense beyond sexual Desire Or Drug Induced Creativity Driving Them or drug induced creativity driving them s not his masterpiece but it is a worthy entry in his bibliography that is a must read for those who are as in love with experimental and transgressive fiction as I am The thought of William S Burroughs is sometimes better than his actual fiction picture if you will a man who combines brilliant science fiction with National Geographic pictorials of tribes no women no men ust crazy insane boys who love to kill and erk off combined with creaky old 1940 s boyish Fu Manchu pulp adventure crap The concept is pretty nuts but the execution is well almost as creaky and tiresome as Fu Manchu himself. Umor wild imagination and style Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying as it is fascinating. Ce many come from Burroughs memory and fantasies they involve under age boys and are very graphic and explicit Burroughs creates an anti conventional fantasy world a ueer Neverland populated with anarchistic gay lost boys where he flips the bird to conventional s and ideals using his mastery of language and imagery as a weapon and a paint brush I think that this is an amazing book and that Burroughs is a great author I suspect that most readers will think it is trash and pornography I learned "that reading Burroughs on the bus makes me feel filthy and "reading on the bus makes me feel incredibly filthy and from this book It could be all the allusions to the smell of rectal mucus or maybe I m ust weird William S Burroughs does not like women or at least he did not like his distopian fantasies to contain any flattering versions of them I would not expect a man who shot his wife in the head accidentally while trying to shoot a shot glass off her head while wasted I might add to have any use for women although it is said that he was deeply sorry and remorseful for having accidentally murdered his wife He even says so in his wild distopian world where women are eventually used as surrogates to make wild boys and they have no need to even come remotely in contact with It is difficult to gauge this novel the most confounding thing I have read in recent memory So I want to reread this and read about it to better understand my own feelings But I think I love The Wild BoysThe book is a set of thinly connected vignettes going as far back as the 1890s and as far forward as 1988 twenty years after the book was written It focuses mainly on the global rise of fascism in the West and of anarchy outside it after the world hits peak oil A good number of the vignettes are dedicated to boys who for whatever reason have decided to leave
conventional lives to dive into a world of lives to dive into a world of and sex with other boys The last uarter of the book is about a gl Anybody that likes William S Burroughs only says that because they want to sound like they can comprehend what in the hell he s talking about when NO ONE actually can Or they ust saw the Naked Lunch movie and thought that talking beetle type writers are cool Sir we ve been overrun by clawed pubescent urchins reuesting backup Choppy anarchic gleefully pornographic confrontationally off putting Yet satirical clever kinetically experimental serially engaging in spite of itself And completely caught up in its own desires to denial of any other readerly needs which has its merits even if the stuttering stop start repeat of the images here has a decidedly masturbatory uite literally aspect and. Freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states Making full use of his inimitable ,
I was relatively innocent when I read The Wild Boys and it gave me nightmares The staccato choppy plot is too disjointed to ever really allow anything to come to a close so images tend to remain in some vestibule of the brain and come spilling out at when your poor consciousness tries to form them into some kind of completenessThe images themselves are sometimes gruesome and you can almost sense Burroughs lunatic energy and all his wild imaginings spilling out on the page and being herded somewhat unsuccessfully into the form of a novel Some people will have trouble with the homosexual imagery but almost everyone will be haunted to some ext I used to think of this as the last of Burroughs 5 cut up novels It s probably appropriate to think of it as the 1st of the homoerotic adventure novels Or something Anyway it s great I read it when I was a research volunteer for a NASA study re space stn living No shit This was at the Phipps Clinic of Johns Hopkins UniversityHospital in Balti I was living in a simulated space stn environment for 15 days w 2 other guys It was mainly an experiment in behavior modification designed to produce routines that wd prevent astronauts from going crazy in a restricted environment I took The Wild Boys into the study w me particularly bc of its anti control theme After the study was over I was interviewed by a reporter for the Johns Hopkins Magazine or some such I remember talking about Duchamp
I probably sd a lotof things that were a bit too weird for Hopkins This wd ve been the 1st time probably sd a lotof things that were a bit too weird for Hopkins This wd ve been the 1st time was ever interviewed The article was suelched perhaps this was an early instance of my being censored by the press The Wild Boys is probably Burroughs s clearest novelistic depicition of censored by the press The Wild Boys is probably Burroughs s clearest novelistic depicition of revolutionaries This book is not for everyone probably not for most people It reuires work and an understanding of what the Beat authors were trying to do and specifically a grasp of Burroughs literary aims and personal story I recommend that those not familiar with Burroughs first read to the introduction to ueer Beats edited by Regina Marler It does a nice ob explaining the movement and giving a brief literary biography to Burroughs and related authorspoets Marler also discusses the social and literary significance of the Beat movementThe Wild Boys has no coherent story That is not the way Burroughs writes It is a collection of cinematicfantasy scenes that are often visceral pornographic violent surreal brutal beautiful and disturbing Images and scenes double back and are retold or re imagined repeated Nothing is taboo Most of the sexual scenes are male on male and sin. The Wild Boys is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to.