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    DescriptionIn January 1953, William S. Burroughs began an expedition into the jungles of South America to find "yage," the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon. From the notebooks he kept and the letters he wrote home to Allen Ginsberg, Burroughs composed a narrative of his adventures that later appeared as "The Yage Letters." For this edition, Oliver Harris has gone back to the original manuscripts and untangled the history of the text, telling the fascinating story of its genesis and cultural importance. Also included in this edition are extensive materials, never before published, by both Burroughs and Ginsberg.William S. Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative writers of the twentieth century. His books include "Junky," "Naked Lunch," and "The Wild Boys."


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    Title
    The Yage Letters Redux
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William S. Burroughs, By (author) Allen Ginsberg, Edited by Oliver Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 180
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780872864481
    ISBN 10: 0872864480
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
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    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    DC22: 818.5403
    B&T General Subject: 340
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    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPG
    DC22: 818/.54
    LC classification: PS3552.U75 Z48 2006
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    Thema V1.0: DNB, WTL
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    City Lights Books
    Imprint name
    City Lights Books
    Publication date
    01 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Monroe, OR
    Author Information
    William Burroughs (1915-1997) is widely reconized as one of the most innovative writers of the twentieth century. His books include: Junky, Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine, and Cities of the Red Night. Allen Ginsberg is also the author of Howl and Other Poems, which was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956. Oliver Harris is a professor in Literature and Film in the School of American Studies at Keele University, he is the editor of The Letters of William S. Burroughs (Penguin) and the 50th anniversary definitive edition of Junky (Penguin).