The Wild Boys

The Wild Boys

William S. Burroughs / May 27, 2019

The Wild Boys The Wild Boys is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states Making full use of his inimitable h

  • Title: The Wild Boys
  • Author: William S. Burroughs
  • ISBN: 9780802133311
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Wild Boys is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states Making full use of his inimitable humor, wild imagination, and style, Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying as it is fascinating.

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      • 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 His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature Burroughs wrote 18 novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.He was born to a wealthy family in St Louis, Missouri, grandson of the inventor and founder of the Burroughs Corporation, William Seward Burroughs I, and nephew of public relations manager Ivy Lee Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence He left home in 1932 to attend Harvard University, studied English, and anthropology as a postgraduate, and later attended medical school in Vienna After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U.S Navy in 1942 to serve in World War II, he dropped out and became afflicted with the drug addiction that affected him for the rest of his life, while working a variety of jobs In 1943 while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the Beat Generation.Much of Burroughs s work is semi autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, the South American and Tangier in Morocco Finding success with his confessional first novel, Junkie 1953 , Burroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch 1959 , a controversy fraught work that underwent a court case under the U.S sodomy laws With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy 1961 64 In 1983, Burroughs was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1984 was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France Jack Kerouac called Burroughs the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift , a reputation he owes to his lifelong subversion of the moral, political and economic systems of modern American society, articulated in often darkly humorous sardonicism J G Ballard considered Burroughs to be the most important writer to emerge since the Second World War , while Norman Mailer declared him the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius.Burroughs had one child, William Seward Burroughs III 1947 1981 , with his second wife Joan Vollmer Vollmer died in 1951 in Mexico City Burroughs was convicted of manslaughter in Vollmer s death, an event that deeply permeated all of his writings Burroughs died at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, after suffering a heart attack in 1997.


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    1. Anybody that "likes" William S. Burroughs only says that because they want to sound like they can comprehend what in the hell he's talking about when NO ONE actually can. Or they just saw the Naked Lunch movie and thought that talking beetle type-writers are cool.


    2. I was relatively innocent when I read The Wild Boys and it gave me nightmares. The staccato, choppy plot is too disjointed to ever really allow anything to come to a close so the images tend to remain in some vestibule of the brain and come spilling out at night when your poor consciousness tries to form them into some kind of completeness.The images themselves are sometimes gruesome and you can almost sense Burroughs' lunatic energy and all his wild imaginings spilling out on the page and being [...]


    3. I learned that reading Burroughs on the bus makes me feel incredibly filthy and awkward from this book. It could be all the allusions to the smell of rectal mucus, or maybe I'm just weird.


    4. William S Burroughs does not like women or at least he did not like his distopian fantasies to contain any flattering versions of them. I would not expect a man who shot his wife in the head accidentally while trying to shoot a shot glass off her head (while wasted I might add) to have any use for women (although it is said that he was deeply sorry and remorseful for having "accidentally" murdered his wife.) He even says so in his wild distopian world where women are eventually used as surrogate [...]


    5. I used to think of this as the last of Burroughs' 5 cut-up novels. It's probably more appropriate to think of it as the 1st of the homoerotic adventure novels. Or something. Anyway, it's great! I read it when I was a research volunteer for a NASA study re space stn living. No shit. This was at the Phipps Clinic of Johns Hopkins University/Hospital in Baltimore. I was living in a simulated space stn environment for 15 days w/ 2 other guys. It was mainly an experiment in behavior modification desi [...]


    6. The thought of William S. Burroughs is sometimes better than his actual fiction: picture if you will a man who combines brilliant science fiction with National Geographic pictorials of tribes, no women, no men, just crazy insane boys who love to kill and jerk off combined with creaky old 1940's boyish Fu Manchu pulp adventure crap. The concept is pretty nuts but the execution is, well, almost as creaky and tiresome as Fu Manchu himself.



    7. This book is not for everyone - probably not for most people. It requires work and an understanding of what the Beat authors were trying to do and more specifically a grasp of Burroughs' literary aims and personal story. I recommend that those not familiar with Burroughs first read to the introduction to "Queer Beats", edited by Regina Marler. It does a nice job explaining the movement and giving a brief literary biography to Burroughs and related authors/poets; Marler also discusses the social [...]


    8. God is dumb.A tribe of wild boys thrive in the police state that created and now threatens them. No matter how many drugs you are on, this book will never make sense and that is the point. At times Burroughs plays with scenes, reworks them and plays them out again slightly altered. These scenes are the most readable and interesting. At other times he is speaking in tongues.


    9. THE WILD BOYS: A BOOK OF THE DEAD, a futuristic story about a group of extremely sexual young boys who engage in warfare with an oppressive governmental regime while having endless amounts of orgies, is, by far, William Burroughs' best novel. Why? Firstly, it's comprehensible. I have to give Burroughs props for writing a comprehensible book because I know that it's very difficult for him to write with a thorough thread. His tendency to rebel against the written word is evident here as there are [...]


    10. Particolarissimo romanzo di sperimentazione linguistica e tematica, Ragazzi selvaggi è un romanzo in racconti (tipica forma narrativa di Burroughs), in cui l'autore, alla ricerca di un nuovo indirizzo espressivo, si discosta progressivamente dalla tecnica del cut-up e dalle atmosfere surreali della tossicodipendenza, recuperando un po' lo stile dei suoi primi scritti e trovando infine nuove stravaganti forme espressive. La prima sensazione è quella di un'opera in fieri, che di pagina in pagina [...]


    11. Halfway through the book, I had to take a break. I remember thinking, "What have I gotten myself into?!" The writing becomes incredibly frantic. Purging to the point of exhaustion. Paragraphs go on and on without any punctuation, forcing the reader to take it slow and soak up his sickness. Encounters replayed in his head over and over again; a little different each time. I felt stuck in the mind of a man tormented by disturbing love affairs of the past. Replaying these moments in his head, over [...]


    12. So I'd been wanting to read something by William S. Burroughs for a while because his name hold such gravitas in my mind but his writing well its pornographic and I nearly didn't finish the book. Definitely would not recommend. Just because something is provocative does not mean that it is worth reading.


    13. prima parte di un dittico che comprende "porto dei santi" (dove il concetto dei "ragazzi selvaggi" -un esercito di ragazzi post-apocalittici dotati di tecniche e/o poteri mortali- in realtà è maggiormente sviluppato), "i ragazzi selvaggi" non è un libro per tutti: è per gran parte un porno gay decisamente pesante, e dove non lo è regala comunque immagini disturbanti, e il tutto è più delle volte scritto nello stile burroughsiano più classico, ovvero una cascata di immagini, come un calei [...]


    14. Most intrigued by the ecstatic, breathless, repetitive, Whitmanesque bravura of the prose, and the interactions between west and east. This book is also really filthy and vulgar, exact opposite of Henry James. It makes me want to elaborate, a bit more. So what I mean by the interactions - there is an obvious power deferential, which is blown even more out of proportion (or maybe more in proportion for those who are still blind to it) by the writing style. I am thinking mostly of the naked boys r [...]


    15. The description for this book doesn't prepare the reader in any way of what to expect. I found Wild Boys to be a porno masquerading as a novel. Burroughs had a nice joke on everyone - I guess because of the experimental writing style he got away with this smut.I was reminded of J.G. Ballard, specifically Crash, which I also disliked. But if you liked Crash, this book would be right up your alley.There is so much sex between and among young teenage boys it reads like a wish fulfillment of a grand [...]


    16. This has become possibly my favorite William Burroughs novel. It’s just a downright perverse, nightmarish vision of the future. You can probably pick out a thousand titles off the top of your head that deal with a compelling vision of a dystopian future of the world being overrun by a totalitarian police state. But Burroughs treatment of this common theme, with his surreal language and symbolism, is what separates this from the rest. Some of the images described by the author remain planted in [...]


    17. I stumbled on this book after hearing that Mad Max was heavily based on the Duran Duran song Wild Boys, which in turn was a consolation project after a movie that was supposed to be more directly based on Burroughs' book was cancelled. Its basically a poorly-edited violent fever dream about dystopic Morocco where regressed gangs of cloned boys engage in random violence, drugs and gay sex. I think it's better to just quote a better review:Anybody that "likes" William S. Burroughs only says that b [...]


    18. I would probably have thought that this book was a lot more innovative, if I had read it when it was first published, but from the perspective of 2014, it just feels like an overlong music video. Lots of flash cuts, heavy handed symbolic imagery and eroticism. It has an intention to shock, but almost half a century after its first publication, we have all been shocked so many times by both real and fictional extreme behaviors that it is all just a bit ho hum. I liked Queer a lot better because i [...]


    19. Can't get enough of Burroughs. I definitely have to be in the right mood, the right mindset. Completely lucid and ready for kaleidoscopic change. The book reads like a sexual dream amidst a rebellion. Submission and adoration and lots of breathless escape amidst warfare. All, again, at the pace of a dream you'll never remember. Burroughs is one of those authors who will always endlessly inspire me for the way that he never lets a plot or the intricacies of actual interactions or occurrences slow [...]


    20. i think i should qualify this: as with his fold-in, his cut-ups, trilogy, i am erring on the side of higher rather than lower rating. i cannot claim i understood it all. i really like some of it. i do not know about the endless, repetitive, boys and sex. and sex and boys. this is kinda the object case whenever someone decries the decadence, filth, corrupting, nature of postmodern or western or just art, and the sex and boys seem integral. and the boys and sex. it could be read as linked short st [...]


    21. I basically didn't understand any of this book. I either couldn't appreciate it or it didn't make any sense. The only parts that are comprehensible are the ones including sex (They sure have lots of it!), food, or violence. I found it incredibly witty that the title of almost every chapter was actually in each chapter either in italics or OMG LOOK AT ME CAPS. /sarcasm Annoying.Also, Hemingway is quoted in the book. Insta-fail.


    22. Of course there are no women in Burroughs' post-apocalyptic world - just a bunch of boys, running around and doing what boys will do. Burroughs has had much more of an effect on my life while asleep than while awake. Even though the plot is disjointed in this book, it still provided me with much dream material. To journey through Burroughs' unconscious is always a trip worth taking.


    23. I read this for the 1001 group's book of the month. in odd moments this book has beautiful writing and evokes place and time wonderfully, but too much of this book was just male on male sex with no real story. chapters such as The Silver Smile literally involved one boy having sex with another four times before he tried it on with the next boy who came along.


    24. After a while you get tired of the senseless prose filled with descriptions of the lowest kinds of human behavior without any connection to each other and no plot whatsoever. It reminds me of the painting by Jason Pollack, "convergence", it's pure trash but somehow the experts love to call it art.




    25. Awesome. Guns, war, politicians and above all HOMOSEXUAL BUTTFUCKING. All in a big messy awesome buttcunt of a novel.


    26. "Guilty pleasure" is close enough to describe my relationship to Burroughs, because while I see some genuine writing chops in him, I recognize that it's really the pulpy edgy stuff that does it for me. And that describes his works pretty well because he's too loose and chaotic to be truly great, but the fact of that loose chaos results in some fun interesting output. This novel brings him even closer to genuine pulp, with a lot of B movie inspiration along with some more surprising similarities [...]


    27. the reading of this book felt like this: whoa Tarantino on Acid! Hmm a bit of Gay Porn here, that's fine. hey a psychedelic painting! and some more gay porn a criticism of contemporary consumerism, gay porn, gay porm gay porm, shit there's a lot of gay porn in this book this part is nice. also this one. why is there so much gay porn in this book? and it's done.


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