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Author Gysin, Brion.

Title Back in no time : the Brion Gysin reader / edited by Jason Weiss.

Imprint Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2001.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    818 Gysin,B GYS    Available
Description xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 349).
Discography: page 351.
Contents Introduction ---- I. The Secret Look ---- II. From a Lost Novel. 1. Recollections of a Lost Seascape --- 2. Time and Grother Griphen ---- III. A Master -- A Long Goodnight (excerpts) ---- IV. Potipharʹs Wife ---- V. Early Cut-Up Experiments. 1. First Cut-Ups --- 2. Minutes to Go --- 3. Cut Me Up -- Brion Gysin ---- VI. Permutation Poems. 1. I Am That I Am --- 2. Junk Is No Good Baby --- 3. Kick That Habit Man --- 4. No Poets Donʹt Own Words --- 5. I Donʹt Work You Dig --- 6. This Is Sam Francis ---- VII. Brion Gysin Let the Mice In ---- VIII. The Poem of Poems ---- IX. Dreamachine ---- X. Unpublished Notes on Painting ---- XI. The Pipes of Pan ---- XII. About the Cut-Ups. 1. Cut-Ups: A Project for Disastrous Success --- 2. Cut-Ups Self-Explained ---- XIII. Am I the One? ---- XIV. Janicot ---- XV. The Process (excerpts) ---- XVI. The Naked Lunch Screenplay (excerpts) ---- XVII. A Quick Trip to Alamut ---- XVIII. Fire: Words by Day -- Images by Night ---- XIX. Psacré Psilocybin and Magic Mushrooms ---- XX. Not by Me ---- XXI. Songs. 1. Nowhere Street (score by Steve Lacy) --- 2. Somebody Special (score by Steve Lacy) --- 3. Clementeena Soopstar --- 4. Dreams (score by Steve Lacy) --- 5. Gay Paree Bop --- 6. Sham Pain --- 7. Stop Smoking ---- XXII. Hamriʹs Hands ---- XXIII. Snapshots from the Family Album (excerpts) ---- XXIV. An Ecomium for Allen Ginsberg ---- XXV. Calligraffiti of Fire ---- XXVI. The Sculpted Line ---- XXVII. The Last Museum. 1. The Door --- 2. Hotel Bardo --- 3. Back Jacket Copy --- 4. The Last Museum (excerpts) --- 5. Drawings for The Last Museum by Keith Haring.
Summary Brion Gysin (1916-1986) was a visual artist, historian, novelist, and an experimental poet credited with the discovery of the "cut-up" technique -- a collage of texts, not pictures -- which his longtime collaborator William S. Burroughs put to more extensive use. He is also considered one of the early innovators of sound poetry, which he defines as "getting poetry back off the page and into performance." Back in No Time gathers materials from the entire Gysin oeuvre: scholarly historical study, baroque fiction, permutated and cut-up poetry, unsettling memoir, selections from The Process and The Last Museum, and his unproduced screenplay of Burroughsʹ novel Naked Lunch. In addition, the Reader contains complete texts of several Gysin pieces that are difficult to find, including "Poem of Poems," "The Pipes of Pan," and "A Quick Trip to Alamut."--Publisher description.
Subject Gysin, Brion.
Gysin, Brion -- Criticism and interpretation.
Added Author Weiss, Jason, 1955-
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