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Why Does Paul Bowles' 70-Year-Old Existential Masterpiece Continue to Test Our Limits?

The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.

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An Unlikely Candidate for Influence: 'Naked Lunch' at 50 Years Young

William S. Burroughs changed the way writers would think of honesty in literature, achieving the mark of true greatness in 20th century literature by releasing the last banned book in the United States.

Dave Teeuwen
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Gang of Souls

This seems as if a “Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics” alum gathered old professors in a room and asked them about things they’ve been asked a million times before.

Marc Calderaro
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Various Artists: Destroy All Rational Thought [DVD]

From its premise of no new innovators, no literary outlaws, and no risk takers left alive comes a DVD of no historical foundation, no informative narration, and no visual or audible quality.

John Dover
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