Time. William Burroughs, Brion Gysin.


New York: C Press, 1965. First edition. 4to, offset printed, saddle stapled wraps.The trade edition, one of 886 copies.

One of Burroughs' most successful explorations in the cut-up and appropriation of popular print. As one of the most immediately recognizable mainstream magazines of the decade, Time Magazine was a natural target, but the choice was more immediately spurred by the magazine's infamous and libellous review of Naked Lunch in the November 30, 1962 issue - the same issue which Burroughs has cut-up on the cover. The interior prints cut-ups and texts by Burroughs, some utilizing texts from other issues of Time as source material, and also includes four reproductions of drawings by Brion Gysin.

[Reference: Maynard and Miles A11].

Wraps a bit toned, and rubbed at the spine; faint rectangle of offsetting from something laid in once, only lightly affecting the inside front cover and the first page, else near fine.m. Item #29316

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