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The Yage Letters Redux

William S. Burroughs

In January 1953, William S. Burroughs began an expedition into the jungles of South America to find yage, the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon. From the notebooks he kept and the letters he wrote home to Allen Ginsberg, Burroughs composed a narrative of his adventures that later appeared as The Yage Letters. For this edition, Oliver Harris has gone back to the original manuscripts and untangled the history of the text, telling the fascinating story of its genesis and cultural importance. Also included in this edition are extensive materials, never before published, by both Burroughs and Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative writers of the twentieth century. His books include Junky, Naked Lunch, and The Wild Boys.

In January 1953, William S. Burroughs began an expedition into the jungles of South America to find yage, the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon. From the notebooks he kept and the letters he wrote home to Allen Ginsberg, Burroughs composed a narrative of his adventures that later appeared as The Yage Letters. For this edition, Oliver Harris has gone back to the original manuscripts and untangled the history of the text, telling the fascinating story of its genesis and cultural importance. Also included in this edition are extensive materials, never before published, by both Burroughs and Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative writers of the twentieth century. His books include Junky, Naked Lunch, and The Wild Boys.
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In January 1953, William S. Burroughs began an expedition into the jungles of South America to find yage, the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon. From the notebooks he kept and the letters he wrote home to Allen Ginsberg, Burroughs composed a narrative of his adventures that later appeared as The Yage Letters. For this edition, Oliver Harris has gone back to the original manuscripts and untangled the history of the text, telling the fascinating story of its genesis and cultural importance. Also included in this edition are extensive materials, never before published, by both Burroughs and Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative writers of the twentieth century. His books include Junky, Naked Lunch, and The Wild Boys.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Allen Ginsberg, Andrew Garman, Luis Moreno, Mark Nelson

Length:

4h 46m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

50:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

51:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:04