Those two latest months have been very active: see the posts in the blog Interzone news http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/ since the latest report at http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/2010/04/interzone-report-february-march-2010.html
As a result, this report, a special "beat generation", is so big I have to make it in two pages.
In April, thanks to Paul Hawkins , I have got in touch with Charles Plymell and friends of him (see Georges Laughead's incredible page on them, "Beats in Kansas: the Beat generation in the Heartland": at http://www.vlib.us/beats/ for more info) . They have been bringing a ton of energy , and forwarded info about their arts and creations, as well as the doc they have been sending on the Beat and arts and literature more generally: see in the blog Interzone News . In the French present context, their input is a puff of oxygen.
So welcome to the Interzone, Charles and Pam Plymell, Mike Watt, Gerard Malanga, A.D. Winans, Ginger Eades , Richard Krech, Phil Scalia and all ! Your friendship and interest for Interzone is the best recognition we could get !
Dennis Hopper and Peter Orlovsky both died on May 30th .
http://www.liberation.fr/culture/0101638430-dennis-hopper-est-mort , and the very interesting videos of the program broadcasted by the channel Arte, on line on Dailymotion :
part 1 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdfmsj_dennis-hopper-creer-ou-crever-1_webcam
part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdfn3l_dennis-hopper-creer-ou-crever-2_webcam
part 3 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdfnjp_dennis-hopper-creer-ou-crever-3_webcam
part 4 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdfnxr_dennis-hopper-creer-ou-crever-4_webcam
part 5 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdfru8_dennis-hopper-creer-ou-crever-5_webcam
part 6 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdfs9w_dennis-hopper-creer-ou-crever-6-et_webcam
- The Time of the Naguals : first tomes on line in pdf:
I have converted in pdf and put on line the following books :
- "Le Temps des Naguals : Autour de Burroughs et Gysin": 134 pages http://www.inter-zone.org/thetimeofthenaguals/TNFR.pdf : see the contents at http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/tnbgfr-html
In the English anthology of Interzone, two tomes seem to be ready now: Ordering and classing the huge amount of the texts in different tomes is a hell of a work !
- "Around Burroughs and Gysin" Tome 1, 86 pages, http://www.inter-zone.org/thetimeofthenaguals/TN1AroundB&G.pdf contains the original texts in English which were translated in the "Le Temps des Naguals: Autour de Burroughs et Gysin", plus texts about them: see the contents on line at : http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/tnbgen1-html
- "Research": 162 pages, www.inter-zone.org/thetimeofthenaguals/TN2research.pdf
This tome gathers the researches conducted in different domains related to those explored by Burroughs and Gysin, by Interzone members spread all over the world, which they have continued them, with the tools of thinking we had in 1997, when Interzone started, and when we started this anthology. See the contents at : http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/tnenresearch-html
This anthology is an experiment of non-Aristotelian functions of writing described by Alfred Korzybski and applied and developed by Burroughs and Gysin:
1. Symbolic function of language * (Korzybski): a word is a symbol, a sign which stands for something. Language is a map of reality.
2 Function of time-binding *: writing binds the author and his readers through space-time:
"Whenever you use this bow I will be there," the Zen archery master tells his students. And he means there-quite literally. He lives in his students and thus achieves a measure of immortality. And the immortality of a writer is to be taken literally. whenever anyone reads his words the writer is there. He lives in his readers." William S. Burroughs, "The Place of Dead Roads"
" Just before he signs off for good , many a man has picked up the distant voice of his doctor saying: " He is dead". Remember, these words are meaningless. When you read this I am alive. I am here on this page. I am here. I am HERE!" .3. Magic function : "Writing is about making it happen" (Brion Gysin) : a writer writes a scenario of reality which his readers can make happen, and this way, create a reality which fits them: "In fact, writers are potentially very powerful. The write the scenario of the film of reality. Jack Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million Levis to both sexes." (Burroughs, "The Adding Machine: Selected Essays" ).
4. Through the link between the author and the reader, writing creates a collaboration between them, which produces, according to mathematic non-additivity *, a phenomenon called by Burroughs and Gysin "the Third-Mind" : with regard to human collaboration, 1 + 1 = 3 :
" Gysin: when you associate two minds...
Burroughs: There is always a third mind...
Gysin: A third higher mind...
Burroughs: Like an invisible collaborator. "
"The Third Mind".
This application of general semantics to writing is not an attempt to create a new literary trend. It is an experiment to use writing according to our present level of evolution in sciences. In the domains of sciences and techniques, we got to a high level of evolution, but in human domains, we are still stuck to the previous steps of evolution of our civilisation : Aristotle and Descartes, and think and act with obsolete patterns.
* Alfred Korzybski: "Science and Sanity"
- Le Taxidermiste / The Taxidermist on line:
Both comics by José ALTIMIRAS & François DARNAUDET were on line and disappeared in October 2009 with all the free sites of Geocities. They now are on line again, in French and English, in www.inter-zone.org/ at :
Le Taxidermiste : http://www.inter-zone.org/letaxidermiste/cover.html
The Taxidermist: http://www.inter-zone.org/thetaxidermist/cover.html
Both books are available in printed version , published by Interzone Editions http://interzoneeditions.livres.officelive.com/letaxidermiste.aspx :
- Le Taxidermiste : ISBN : 978-2-9531513-1-2, Format: 21x 29,7 cm, 46 pages, 22 €
- The Taxidermist: ISBN : 978-2-9531513-2-9, Format: 21x 29,7 cm, 46 pages, 22 €
New episodes of Z Craignos' adventures are on line, extracted from Jean Rouzaud's albums: 'La Zone' and 'La Fin des Branchés', a good image of the trend in the late seventies. http://paris70.free.fr/z-craignos.htm Good read ! Bernard Bacos http://paris70.free.fr/z-zone1.htm
Charles Plymell has published "Eat not thy mind", a book of poetry and texts, foreword by Mike Watt, at Glass Eye Books/Ecstatic Peace Library . You can buy it here http://yod.com/yodstuff/product_info.php?products_id=6469 : 374 trade copies and 26 lettered and signed by Charles Plymell.
The making of the book is an artwork by itself, beautiful !
In Ginger Eades's blog Even for the Hipsters, Hustlers Highjivers
On line with photographs at http://www.jackmagazine.com/interview-ch-paul.html
In French , translated by Jean-Marie Flémal at http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/2010/06/te-bouffe-pas-la-teteest-une-uvre-dart.html and http://isabellebaudron.blog.lemonde.fr/2010/04/17/te-bouffe-pas-la-tete-de-charles-plymell-compte-rendu-de-paul-hawkins/
This interview by Sharon Anderson, Northside San Francisco is on line at
"An associate of Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga reflects on his subjects and his carrer as a photographer." By Jeff Campagna, Smithonian.com
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Celebrity-Portraitist-Gerard-Malanga.html# and http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Celebrity-Portraitist-Gerard-Malanga.html?c=y&page=2
Photos à http://artbook.typepad.com/artbook/
IBM cut-up: http://www.inter-zone.org/ibmcutup.html
A blog with a review of Richard Krech's work: http://fitzroydreaming.blogspot.com/
Two poems at http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/2010/06/richard-krech-two-poems.html illustrated by Briana Miller.
192 pages, 30 halftones 5 x 7 7/8
Series: Reaktion Books - Critical Lives http://www.press.uchicago.edu/presssite/metadata.epl?mode=synopsis&bookkey=8932829
The Road to Interzone: Reading William S. Burroughs Reading
Second (Revised and Expanded) Edition by Michael Stevens available now direct from the publisher:
Suicide Press , P. O. Box 663 , Archer City, Texas 76351www.hesterglock.com/words/outsider/mikestevensroadtointerzone.htm
Michael Stevens - The Road to Interzone Interview by Paul Hawkins at
A. D. Winans is a native San Francisco poet, writer and photographer. His site is at
See his poem FOR WILLIAM BURROUGHS at http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/2010/06/d-winans-website.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125789927 Listen to the Story
Fresh Air from WHYY
http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/2010/06/papy-beat-generation-de-jean-azarel.html Price: 12 € Order at : Hors Sujet, 35 rue Jules Simon, 56100 - Lorient
In France, the publication by Gallimard of Josée KAMOUN's new translation of "On the road", from the rolls on which Kerouac wrote the book, is a literary event and a success : see the doc in Interzone news :
and France culture: "Sur la Route" de Jack Kerouac : http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/2010/06/nouvel-obs-jack-kerouac-sur-la-route.html
Subscription bulletin at http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/2010/06/autour-de-claude-pelieu-je-suis-un-cut.html
Those two books by Jim Morisson are published by Christian Bourgois : http://www.christianbourgois-editeur.com/titres.php?page=2Α=M
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