The Process

The Process

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Author/Editor: Gysin, Brion
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Date: 1987
Binding: Paperback
Condition: USED - Very good. An excellent, unmarked copy with tight binding and minor shelf wear.

Brion Gysin was a painter of startling originality (in Paris he exhibited with Picasso, Dali, Duchamp, and the Surrealists), a major literary influence on the Beats (in Tangiers he and Burroughs pioneered the cut-up method), and a composer to whom Paul Bowles, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Brian Jones paid homage.

Since its first publication twenty years ago, his novel THE PROCESS has established itself as an underground classic of twentieth century modernism. In this powerfully psychological novel, the central character sets off across the wastes of the Sahara on a pilgrimage that becomes increasingly hallucinatory as ever-deeper levels of meaning come to the surface. The whimsical, manic voices of this novel may be the sounds of his dreams and nightmares, or the calls of the desert and those who have wandered, lost, into it. A mirage or a drug-induced revelation, THE PROCESS has the intense immediacy of the search for mystic enlightenment.