The Western LandsBook - 1988
This novel concludes the trilogy begun in Cities of the red night, and The place of the dead road. The title refers to the place in ancient Egyptian mythology where souls journeyed in search of immortality. Characters from Burroughs's earlier works reappear; the dreamlike prosestylistically a mixture of straight-forward and surrealistic narrative, with sparse use of the cut-up method Burroughs developed with the late Brion Gysin abounds with images of violent homosexuality, man-eating insects, and rancid decay as Burroughs explores such themes as addiction, mortality, the survival of the species, and the quest for eternal life.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1988, c1987
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 20 cm