The Ticket That Exploded.

“MODERN MAN HAS LOST THE OPTION OF SILENCE”: First Edition of William Burroughs' The Ticket That Exploded; Signed by Him

The Ticket That Exploded.



Item Number: 5719

London: The Olympia Press, 1962.

First edition, first printing. Octavo, original green wrappers. Signed by William Burroughs on the title page. In fine condition. A superior example.

“It is in books like The Ticket that Exploded that Burroughs seems to revel in a new medium for its own sake—a medium totally fantastic, spaceless, timeless, in which the normal sentence is fractured, the cosmic tries to push its way through bawdry, and the author shakes the reader as a dog shakes a rat" (Anthony Burgess).

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