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William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
This collection of recordings features the American writer William S Burroughs and the British-born artist Brion Gysin: the man Burroughs credited with the invention of the ‘cut-up’ literary technique. The centrepiece 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’, and previously unheard home recordings made by the pair in Paris in 1970, all taken from tapes in the British Library collection.
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Article in Vf89
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
archive sound recordings; Burroughs, William S; Gysin, Brion; literature - American; poetry; sound recordings; poetry - 20th century; poetry - North American

Credits

Contributor
Brion Gysin; William S Burroughs

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£10.00
Duration/Size
66 minutes

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.
 

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