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The Third Mind

The Third Mind

(1978)
A collection of stories by

 
The Third Mind is a book by Beat Generation novelist William S. Burroughs and artist/poet/novelist Brion Gysin. First published in a French-language edition in 1977, it was published in English in 1978. It contains numerous short fiction pieces as well as poetry by Gysin, and an interview with Burroughs. Some chapters had previously been published in various literary journals between 1960 and 1973. The book is a combination literary essay and writing collection showcasing the cut-up technique popularized by Burroughs and Gysin in the 1960s. Cut-ups involves taking texts, cutting the pages, and then rearranging and combining the pieces to form new narratives. The technique was adapted for filmmaking, as demonstrated by Burroughs and director Antony Balch in their early 1960s short film, The Cut-Ups.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1979 : UK Hardback
Title: The Third Mind
Author(s): William S Burroughs, Brion Gysin
ISBN: 0-7145-3737-3 / 978-0-7145-3737-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Calder (Publishers) Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 1982 : USA Paperback
Title: The Third Mind
Author(s): William S Burroughs, Brion Gysin
ISBN: 0-394-17984-6 / 978-0-394-17984-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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December 1981 : UK Paperback
Title: Third Mind (Calderbooks)
Author(s): William S Burroughs, Brion Gysin
ISBN: 0-7145-3862-0 / 978-0-7145-3862-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd
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November 1978 : USA Paperback
Title: The Third Mind
Author(s): William S Burroughs, Brion Gysin
ISBN: 0-670-70099-1 / 978-0-670-70099-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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