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001    ocn841495209 
003    OCoLC 
005    20140116122139.0 
008    130610s2013    mnuad    b   s000 0beng   
010    2013018887 
020    9780816680627 (hardback) 
020    0816680620 (hardback) 
020    9780816680634 (pb) :|c$17.95 
020    0816680639 (pb) 
035    (OCoLC)841495209|z(OCoLC)840465550 
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099    B|aBURROUGHS|aG 
100 1  García-Robles, Jorge,|d1956- 
240 10 Bala perdida.|lEnglish 
245 14 The stray bullet :|bWilliam S. Burroughs in Mexico /
       |cJorge García-Robles ; translated by Daniel C. Schechter.
264  1 Minneapolis :|bUniversity of Minnesota Press,|c[2013] 
300    xv, 156 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references. 
505 8  Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Preface to
       the U.S. Edition -- The Stray Bullet -- Part I. The Road 
       to Hell -- Blame It on Brahms -- Welcome to Your Destiny -
       - Journey of No Return -- From Psychiatric Hospital to 
       Farm -- The Farm Has Visitors -- Risky Business in New 
       York -- Last Stop, New Orleans -- Part II. The Gods Know 
       How to Run This World -- ¡Viva Mexico! -- Nation of 
       Copycats -- Arrival in Tenochtitlan -- From Veteran to 
       Student -- The Devil's Advocate -- My Most Unforgettable 
       Character -- The Devil's Advocate -- A Writer's Beginnings
       -- The Usual Suspects -- Lola la Chata -- Excitable Joan -
       - On the Road -- The Scorpion -- Not So Lovely and Beloved
       Mexico -- The Tortured Cat -- The Bounty -- Drowning in 
       Drink -- Various Incidents -- The Elusive Lover -- There 
       Goes the Neighborhood -- Jungle Journey -- Under the 
       Volcano -- The Stray Bullet -- The Trial -- The Ugly 
       Spirit -- Monday, Signature Day -- Queer -- Man of Letters
       -- The Return of Jack -- An Overcoat Thief in Mexico -- 
       The Departure -- The Parting Shot -- A Contribution from 
       Mexico to the World -- A Note on Sources. 
520    " William Burroughs arrived in Mexico City in 1949, having
       slipped out of New Orleans while awaiting trial on drug 
       and weapons charges that would almost certainly have 
       resulted in a lengthy prison sentence. Still uncertain 
       about being a writer, he had left behind a series of 
       failed business ventures--including a scheme to grow 
       marijuana in Texas and sell it in New York--and an already
       long history of drug use and arrests. He would remain in 
       Mexico for three years, a period that culminated in the 
       defining incident of his life: Burroughs shot his common-
       law wife, Joan Vollmer, while playing William Tell with a 
       loaded pistol. (He would be tried and convicted of murder 
       in absentia after fleeing Mexico.) First published in 1995
       in Mexico, where it received the Malcolm Lowry literary 
       essay award, The Stray Bullet is an imaginative and 
       riveting account of Burroughs's formative experiences in 
       Mexico, his fascination with Mexico City's demimonde, his 
       acquaintances and friendships there, and his contradictory
       attitudes toward the country and its culture. Mexico, 
       Jorge Garc&iá-Robles makes clear, was the place in which 
       Burroughs embarked on his "fatal vocation as a writer." 
       Through meticulous research and interviews with those who 
       knew Burroughs and his circle in Mexico City, García-
       Robles brilliantly portrays a time in Burroughs's life 
       that has been overshadowed by the tragedy of Joan 
       Vollmer's death. He re-creates the bohemian Roma 
       neighborhood where Burroughs resided with Joan and their 
       children, the streets of postwar Mexico City that 
       Burroughs explored, and such infamous figures as Lola la 
       Chata, queen of the city's drug trade. This compelling 
       book also offers a contribution by Burroughs himself--an 
       evocative sketch of his shady Mexican attorney, Barnabe 
       Jurado--as well as previously unpublished letters written 
       by Burroughs from Mexico. "--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Burroughs, William S.,|d1914-1997|xHomes and haunts
650  0 Novelists, American|y20th century|vBiography. 
650  0 Fugitives from justice|zMexico|vBiography. 
650  0 Americans|zMexico|vBiography. 
651  0 Mexico|xIntellectual life|y20th century. 
700 1  Schechter, Daniel C.,|etranslator. 
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948    LTI 03/24/2019 
948    MARS 
994    C0|bBKL 
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