- File Size: 1123 KB
- Print Length: 290 pages
- Publisher: Soft Skull Press (March 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593764766
- ISBN-13: 978-1593764760
- ASIN: B007NLD1PA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #716,300 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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MMK began this book with the intention of writing the definitive biography of cult author and scholar Peter Lamborn Wilson / Hakim Bey. However, after Knight becomes disillusioned by the discovery of the older man's not-so-secret proclivities, and abandons the project, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS VS THE QUR'AN becomes a fragmented, disjointed meditation on fathers and sons, and mentors and disciples. It is also a touching elegy to those figures who shaped us, both inwardly and outwardly, that we all must eventually break away from in order to create an authentic original vision, rather than being bound by influences and antecedents. Along the way, Knight illuminates hitherto hidden complexities, cracks, and crevices between the orthodox historical narratives of both Islam and the US, showing the reader that neither official version tells the whole story.
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