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10 thoughts on “The Third Mind

  1. says:

    Tristan Tzara really invented the cut up or perhaps the general media did, but nevertheless William S Burroughs and his partner in crime, Brion Gysin, really took it to another level What are you really telling me That I think is the question that Burroughs and Gysi...


  2. says:

    Almost as good as The Job for putting forth THE IDEAS Burroughs had the highest respect for Gysin this bk shows how intensely fervently they clicked An impetus for collaboration for those who haven t been there yet.


  3. says:

    Well, I wanted to read something a little kooky and I certainly got what I wanted I ve known about this book for years and I could never find it, or remember to look for it, in a used book store I agree with WSB and BG on all points about the value of cut up as a literary technique Though, I think they breathed the fumes in a little too deeply Often the examples in The Third Mind of cut up in practice are rather dull and sound like the scato...


  4. says:

    I read this book after meeting Burroughs and Gysin in New York The cut up method, invented by Gysin, a painter, and most famously utilized by Burroughs in his many books is discussed in detail here A proliferation of facsimile pages, photographs, and examples of c...


  5. says:

    This is a surprisingly good read If you want a really good anthology of the cut up method of writing this is the place to go.The title refers to a statement in Napoleon Hill s book How to Think and Grow Rich in which the author claims that if two people are working in harmony on a project that a third mind will spontaneously be generated in which the participants are able to draw from the knowledge and inspiration of each other through the third mind.In this case the two participants are Will This is a surprisingly good read If you want a really good anthology of the cut up method of writing this is the place to go.The title refers to a statement in Napoleon Hill s book How to Think and Grow Rich in which the author claims that if two people are working in harmony on a project that a third mind will spontaneously be generated in which the participants are able...


  6. says:

    Really want to give this a 3.5 stars Great book But to be honest, the cut up is to be enjoyed in smaller doses Any 1 or 2 pieces are great individually but after 5 I begin to wander Great and ground breaking at the time Small doses.


  7. says:

    The cut up is just a technique, useful for shifting the mind s habits and jump starting the creative process But the interviews and articles relating it to a variety of authors and artistic movements, and Burrough s and Gysin s own experiments, make this a very stimulating read.


  8. says:

    Interesting for students of Burroughs Particularly of the Nova Trilogy In patches the cut up material is tedious and incomprehensible or perhaps the feeling of unease that reading it creates is the result of freeing yourself from the Control virus and its Word Language vector.


  9. says:

    A good day to pick this one up again, quite and grey out, one of my favorite WSB books and it was a pleasure to read again.


  10. says:

    Oh, I m a baboonI m a blue baboonI m a true baboonI m a helluvaHullabaloo baboon And I love a baboonWho bays at the moonIn the mad month of JuneThe looniest monthOf them all He asked me to spoonBy a moonlit lagoonand there, very soon,I fall into a swoonAnd from midnight to noonI fall, I fall, I fall Cause I m a baboonA baby baboonThe weakest baboonOf them all, all, all I fall into a swoonIn the arms of this goonAnd there, on a dune,I turn and I give himMy all, my all, my all Cause I m a baboon Oh, I m a baboonI m a blue baboonI m a true baboonI m a helluvaHullabaloo baboon And I love a baboonWho bays at the moonIn the mad month of JuneThe looniest monthOf them all He asked me to spoonBy a moonlit lagoonand there, very soon,I fall into a swoonAnd from midnight to noonI fall, I fall, I...


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The Third Mind Burroughs And Gysin Explore, Document, And Illustrate Their Cut Up Method In A Series Of Dazzling And Often Dizzying Collaborations.