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The Process

Gysin, Brion



First thus. With a foreword by (New York Times music critic) Robert Palmer. Black blind stamped cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Stamp from The Dominic Gawain Smith Memorial Library to title page. Very slight browning to top-edge. Otherwise clean and unmarked, in fine unclipped dust jacket. With publisher’s original press release. *** Originally published in 1969 , The Process is called ‘an underground classic of contemporary literature’. Gysin (19 January 1916 – 13 July 1986) is known as the inventor of the cut-up technique and had a massive influence on the writing of William Burroughs, who called Gysin ‘the only man I’ve ever respected’. Painter, entrepreneur (he ran a restaurant with Paul Bowles in Tangier), inventor, performance artist and a ‘keef-crazed, razor-wielding, dada sprouting anarchist’, Gysin influenced many artists and writers while creating a highly original body of work.

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AuthorGysin, Brion
PublisherThe Overlook Press
Publisher PlaceNew York
Publisher Year1987
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionFine
Binding TypeHardcover