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A total assault on the powers that turn humans into machines by writing and fixing our life scripts, Burroughs’ original “cut-up” book was itself rewritten in three different forms. This new edition of The Soft Machine clarifies for the first time the extraordinary history of its writing and rewriting, demolishes the myths of his chance-based writing methods, and demonstrates for a new generation the significance of Burroughs’ greatest experiment.

Edited from the original manuscripts by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this revised edition incorporates an introduction and appendices of never before seen materials.

Author: William S. Burroughs
Editor: Oliver Harris 
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages: 336pp
Size: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1
Notes: paperback, restored edition
Release Date: May 6, 2014
ISBN: 978-0802122117