Curator Reviews

Kenny Scharf

More required reading for would-be beatniks. Every punk rocker moving to New York in the ‘70s had this book around; it became the Bible for the east village aesthetic and free-flowing “cut-ups.” Its dystopian views fit perfectly into the punk rock esthetic of nihilism.

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Bruce Benderson

A classic, of course. But few mention that Burroughs hoped to sever the bonds of language with both his cut-up method and his fantasy of the birth of the linguistic code chez the Mayans.

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