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Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs
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Mar 29, 1979 | ISBN 9780140050035

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“Among his most important books.” — The New York Times (1997) 

“Since this is Burroughs…there are still a few things we can depend on: narratives spin in surrealist swirls; bodies are hideously transformed and giddily abused; sci-fi gadgetry abounds. The forbidden philias get short shrift; but sodomy, sadism, murder and excrement (lots of it!) find their way, often together, into his gleefully suppurating prose.” The New York Times (1973)

“Another compendium of sci-fi, horror-erotica, and general culture-snuffing by America’s richest ex-junkie…. He may be our only writer whose socio-political apocalyptica transcend both paranoia and triviality; his imagination is superb, his ear savagely satiric…” — Kirkus Reviews


“The only American novelist who may conceivably be possessed by genius.” —Norman Mailer

“Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift. . . . Swift and Rabelais and Sterne accomplished a step in that direction, and Burroughs another.” —Jack Kerouac

“He’s a writer of enormous richness whose books are a kind of attempt to blow up this cozy conspiracy, to allow us to see what’s on the end of the fork . . . the truth.” —J. G. Ballard

“Burroughs was the last great avatar of literary modernism…” – Will Self

“A creator of grim fairy tales for adults, Burroughs spoke to our nightmare fears and, still worse, to our nightmare longings. . . . And more than any other postwar wordsmith, he bridged generations; popularity in the youth culture is greater now than during the heady days of the Beats.” —The Los Angeles Times Book Review

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