“In Burroughs’ hands, writing reverts to acts of magic, as though he were making some enormous infernal encyclopedia of all the black impulses and acts that, once made, would shut the fiends away forever.”The New York Times
The Ticket That Exploded
The Restored Text
978-0-8021-2209-4 • $16.00 • Paperback • Apr. 2014
As this new edition reveals, the cultural reach of The Ticket That Exploded has expanded with the viral logic of Burroughs’s multimedia methods, recycling itself into our digital environment. A last chance antidote to the virus of lies spread by the ad men and con men of the Nova Mob, Burroughs’s book is an outrageous hybrid of pulp science fiction, obscene experimental poetry, and manifesto for revolutionas fresh today as it ever has been.
“In Mr. Burroughs’s hands writing reverts to acts of magic, as though he were making some enormous infernal encyclopedia of all the black impulses and acts that, once made, would shut away the fiends forever.” The New York Times
“It is in books like The Ticket That Exploded that Burroughs seems to revel in a new medium for its own sakea medium totally fantastic, spaceless, timeless, in which the normal sentence is fractured, the cosmic tries to push its way through bawdry, and the author shakes the reader as a dog shakes a rat.” Anthony Burgess
“The power of his imagination often carries his comedy far into the buried recesses of the psyche.” The New Republic