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bizarre little book,
This review is from: Painting and Guns (Paperback)
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.