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[M&M A11]

William S. Burroughs, Time, Front Cover, C Press, 1965New York: “C” Press 1965, Maynard & Miles A11a. A signed hardcover issue lettered A-J each accompanied by a manuscript page from Burroughs and a drawing by Brion Gysin. Illustrated with four calligrams by Gysin. The top half of the cover appears to be an issue of Time magazine and features portraits of Nehru and Mao, reproduced as a part of a collage by WSB. Indeed, the November 30, 1962 issue of Time magazine, with the title “India’s Lost Illusions,” was apparently chosen by Burroughs for parody because that issue includes a savage review of Naked Lunch, as well as Burroughs’ other Olympia Press works, in which Burroughs and other Beat writers are put down as frauds.

_____ limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by Burroughs and Brion Gysin, in wraps as issued.

_____ trade edition of 886 copies, bound in wraps.

Sussex, England: Urgency Press Rip-Off 1972, a piracy of the “C” Press edition by Roy Pennington, limited to 495 copies and scarce. Pennington estimates that only about 100 copies were actually distributed, legal-size mimeographed sheets stapled together. Maynard & Miles A11b.

This bibliography of A-List publications by William S. Burroughs derives from Eric C. Shoaf’s Collecting William S. Burroughs in Print: A Checklist and is published online courtesy of the author, who retains all rights. Published by RealityStudio in April 2007.

3 thoughts on “Time

  1. Hello,

    I am living in Toulouse, France and I am in search of a copy of TIME by WSB for my
    PhD on Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, a german author of
    de 60ies and 70ies deeply inspirated by WSB.
    There is no (free admissible) copy available in german or french libraries and buying it, is too expensive for me. Could you tell me if there is a volume which contains a fully, reprographic reprint of the work?

    Thanks a lot in advance for your help.

    Yours faithfully,
    Roberto Di Bella

  2. There is a short run (15, plus some offprints) of Time which is a smaller (7.25” x 5.25”) derivative of the Urgency Press version. I recently acquired a copy, although I don’t know who produced it.

    It appears to have been published in 2014, off of Ted Berrigan’s copy. A nice little ripoff of the ripoff. “TIME” is in red, and “WILLIAM BURROUGHS” is white in a red bounding box, all against a warm gray cover.

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