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by William Burroughs

2 essays: The Creative Observer, The War Universe
Download Painting and Guns epub
ISBN: 0937815489
ISBN13: 978-0937815489
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry
Author: William Burroughs
Language: English
Publisher: Hanuman Books (June 1, 1992)
Pages: 110 pages
ePUB size: 1747 kb
FB2 size: 1170 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 599
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This book is little. It's about the size of a pack of playing cards.
The first section of the book is Burroughs himself, talking about his theories and experience with painting. He took up painting in his later years, declared the written word an obsolete medium (still, books were published under his name), and produced many paintings, which were shown in numerous galleries.
The second half of the book concerns Burroughs and his views on guns, in part. It has the text of a conversation which was recorded during a shooting party attended by Burroughs and a few friends. It has a few witty remarks by Burroughs, but not much else.
It's hard to imagine who the intended audience was for this book, unless it was Burroughs completists only.
Really, _Painting And Guns_ is only for those who have read Burroughs' book of essays, _The Adding Machine_, and also all of his novels.
For completists only.
This is one of my favorite books and I carry it about with me in my vest pocket daily. I find myself taking it out regularly and just opening it at "random" places in the book. Perhaps, a section on Painting (first section) or Guns (second section). Sometimes I've read the point before but even though, I get a new view point everytime. There are a few sections I've still not read though and enjoy that it's small enough to travel with.

This book is a great book if you like WSB's writing and thought. I call it my "Bible" (in joke) and would recommend it to anyone who likes to think of new ways of thinking.