New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of 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.

    

Used availability for William S Burroughs's The Third Mind

Hardback Editions

March 1979 : UK Hardback
thumb

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 1982 : USA Paperback
thumb

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1981 : UK Paperback
thumb

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 1978 : USA Paperback
thumb

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK