Ghost of Chance is a scathing lambastic indictment of the madness of mankind and a dire warning that we are all heading towards our own destruction With this in mind, i want you all to know that I m giving this 5 stars because of the importance of Burroughs message in this book If I were to rate it purely on narrative structure, I would probably only give it 3 stars but it s really really important for people to read this. Everyone is familiar with Burroughs acidic sardonic sense of humour and hard boiled prose While there are elements of that in Ghost of Chance as well, this isof an essay on ecological destruction at the hands of mankind which Burroughs and Brian Gyson call an ugly animal After reading thi Thank you Joseph for getting me this it was hard to get otherwise Though I need a reread to fully write a review of this I can already say I loved it when I read it This book is from Burroughs less sex and drugs end a comment on environmental devastations, lemurs, and some trademark concerns of drugs and paranoia It s a short read, but so very him, with black and white paintings here and there among the text And am I happy I finally have it 7 10 ,, , , ,, ,,, , , , , , ,, , . last book of burroughs, at first it was a bit too much for me but in the end it was challenging enough and brought food for thought ↠´ Ghost of Chance ↠´ Nel suoCritica della democrazia occidentale , l antropologo anarchico David Graeber ricorda che le comunit dei pirati atlantici nel XVIII secolo furono per certi versi una formulazione precoce di quelle che oggi ci piace definire, a volte solo formalmente, come democrazie occidentali Era lo spazio perfetto per un esperimento interculturale Di fatto, non c era a quel tempo in tutto l Atlantico un terreno pi adatto per impiantare nuove istituzioni democratiche ed el uthera 2012, p 81 Non sorprende quindi che un libertario autorevole e consapevole come William Burroughs si sia ispirato alla vicenda, peraltro storica e accuratamente ricostruita nella nota biografica conclusiva, del pirata filosofo Mission, fondatore in Madagascar della libera colonia di Libertatia Burroughs preferisce l Oceano Indiano all Atlantico, il Madagascar ai Caraibi Ci sono bran I was somewhat reluctant to read yet another Burroughs bk given that I ve already read so many that there re so many other writers out there to read. BUT, it was worth it Burroughs incisive, acerbic imagination held my attn onceThe bk s plentifully interspersed w black white repros of paintings wch I reckon must be by Burroughs since they re not credited otherwise These are mostly busy energy patterns, semi abstract expressionist, probablythan a little influenced by Burroughs pal Brion Gysin they lurk w spirits needing the right frame of mind or drug induced expanded consciousness to see dancing about One of the freshest parts for me insofar as I don t recall any of Burroughs other bks putting forth this idea is where Christ is lambasted as someone who Ghost of Chance Is An Adventure Story Set In The Jungle Of Madagascar And Filled With The Obsessions That Mark The Work Of The Man Who Norman Mailer Once Called, The Only American Writer Possessed By Genius While Tripping Through The Author S Trademark Concerns Drugs, Paranoia, And Lemurs, This Short Novel Tells An Important Story About Environmental Devastation In A Way That Only Burroughs CanBorn In , William S Burroughs Is The Author Of Junky, Naked Lunch And The Soft Machine And Many Other Contemporary Classics [William S. Burroughs] Î Ghost of Chance [christian-historical-fiction PDF] Ebook Epub Download Á A Major Figure Of Th Century American Literature, Burroughs Died In This is a story about a man named Mission who loves his little lemur and will go great lengths to protect him from the big bad world with big bad evil people who will destroy Cap s lemur and everything else by mass consumption and. . , I get it, Billy, I do I love me some pirates and little furry friends and hate when people are unnecessarily cruel I don t know whether he should ve been told to stop the drug use or get into even heavier stuff. . Good, but inessential Burroughs. Interesting but undeveloped morality tale of Swiftian nastiness from literary outlaw Burroughs, like a tasty but thin slice of his regular naked lunch. Inspired by a French frigate captain turned pirate who founded a utopian society named Libertatia in Madagascar,around 1700, many of the writer s typical obsessions get a brief airing, supplemented with some odd and largely didactic footnotes A curse leads to diseases both destructive and darkly comic, humanity suffers the vengeance it deserves for abusing animals and the ecology, and because it won t readily allow you to ingest the exotic drugs that Burroughs loves so much. More a hardback chapbook than the short novel as advertised, Ghost of Chance is above all a good introduction to what Burroughs is all about Pity the abstract art prints interspersing the story, also by Burroughs, weren t reproduced in colour.
About The Author
William S. Burroughs
William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee February 5, 1914 August 2, 1997 was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century