Back in No Time: The Brion Gysin Reader by BRION GYSINBack in No Time: The Brion Gysin Reader by BRION GYSIN

Back in No Time: The Brion Gysin Reader

byBRION GYSINEditorWeiss, Jason

Paperback | January 15, 2002

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Brion Gysin (1916–1986) was a visual artist, historian, novelist, and an experimental poet credited with the discovery of the ‘cut-up’ technique -- a collage of texts, not pictures -- which his longtime collaborator William S. Burroughs put to more extensive use. He is also considered one of the early innovators of sound poetry, which he defines as ‘getting poetry back off the page and into performance.’ Back in No Time gathers materials from the entire Gysin oeuvre: scholarly historical study, baroque fiction, permutated and cut-up poetry, unsettling memoir, selections from The Process and The Last Museum, and his unproduced screenplay of Burroughs’ novel Naked Lunch. In addition, the Reader contains complete texts of several Gysin pieces that are difficult to find, including “Poem of Poems,” “The Pipes of Pan,” and “A Quick Trip to Alamut.”
One of the first Fulbright Fellows, BRION GYSIN was recognized for his book, To Master – a Long Goodnight, with its substantial appendix, A History of Slavery in Canada. His career as a visual artist began before the age of 20; he was part of the famous 1935 Surrealist Drawings show in Paris, though at the orders of André Breton his wo...
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Title:Back in No Time: The Brion Gysin ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.96 × 5.94 × 0.92 inPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Wesleyan University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Secret Look
From a Lost Novel
Recollections of a Lost Seascape
Time and Grother Griphen
A Master – A Long Goodnight (excerpts) Potiphar’s Wife
Early Cut-Up Experiments
First Cut-Ups
Minutes to Go
Cut Me Up
Brion Gysin
Permutation Poems
I Am That I Am
Junk Is No Good Baby
Kick That Habit Man
No Poets Don’t Own Words
I Don’t Work You Dig
This Is Sam Francis
Brion Gysin Let the Mice In
The Poem of Poems
Dreamachine
Unpublished Notes on Painting
The Pipes of Pan
About the Cut-Ups
Cut-Ups: A Project for Disastrous Success
Cut-Ups Self-Explained
Am I the One?
Janicot
The Process (excerpts)
The Naked Lunch Screenplay (excerpts)
A Quick Trip to Alamut
Fire: Words by Day – Images by Night
Psacré Psilocybin and Magic Mushrooms
Not by Me
Songs
Nowhere Street (score by Steve Lacy)
Somebody Special (score by Steve Lacy)
Clementeena Soopstar
Dreams (score by Steve Lacy)
Gay Paree Bop
Sham Pain
Stop Smoking
Hamri’s Hands
Snapshots from the Family Album (excerpts)
An Ecomium for Allen Ginsberg
Calligraffiti of Fire
The Sculpted Line
The Last Museum
The Door
Hotel Bardo
Back Jacket Copy
The Last Museum (excerpts)
Drawings for The Last Museum by Keith Haring
Bibliography
Discography
Permissions

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Brion Gysin (1916–1986) was a visual artist, historian, novelist, and an experimental poet credited with the discovery of the ‘cut-up’ technique -- a collage of texts, not pictures -- which his longtime collaborator William S. Burroughs put to more extensive use. He is also considered one of the early innovators of sound poetry, which he defines as ‘getting poetry back off the page and into performance.’ Back in No Time gathers materials from the entire Gysin oeuvre: scholarly historical study, baroque fiction, permutated and cut-up poetry, unsettling memoir, selections from The Process and The Last Museum, and his unproduced screenplay of Burroughs’ novel Naked Lunch. In addition, the Reader contains complete texts of several Gysin pieces that are difficult to find, including “Poem of Poems,” “The Pipes of Pan,” and “A Quick Trip to Alamut.”“When all the secret histories of the last century are finally told, Brion Gysin’s pivotal role as cultural border-crosser, psychic adventurer and aesthetic provocateur will have to be acknowledged, but Jason Weiss’s Back in No Time provides all the evidence anyone should need right now. Back in No Time makes the best case I have ever seen for Gysin’s importance as a writer and theorist continually perched on the razor's edge of innovation.” - Timothy S. Murphy, author of Wising up the Marks: The Amodern William Burroughs