Soft Need, Number 9, Spring 1976












Burroughs contributes an interview with Brion Gysin “On the Painting of Brion Gysin” pp. 35-41, with photos. There is an additional mention of Burroughs in a conversation with Claude Pélieu by Jacqueline Starer entitled "'BEATOLOGY' And Other Things", on page 7. Burroughs is also discussed in an essay by Miles of Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach, pp. 19, and subsequent interview of the same by Victor Bockris and Andrew Wylie.

Published in Bonn, Germany by Expanded Media Editions in Spring of 1976.

Bibliographic Information:

  • Shoaf IV.47
  • Schottlaender v4.C413
  • Raven 19760400SNEE.0.9, b1
Contents: 
  • Alan Dye: Claude Pélieu (photo)
  • François Lagarde: 
    • Diego Cortez & Udo Breger attending the Basilea Art Fair (photo)
    • William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin (photos)
    • William S. Burroughs (photos)
  • Brion Gysin: 
    • postcard to Udo Breger (letter)
    • One Is From There Where One Loses His Virginity (essay)
  • Jacqueline Starer: "Beatology" and Other Things: an interview with Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach (interview)
  • Claude Pélieu: 9 Poems from I Got Those Deep River Blues:
    • Feedback Into the Past Into the Future (poetry)
    • Morning Song (poetry)
    • Electric Night Laid Up (poetry)
    • Shoot the Neon Now! (poetry)
    • Breathdeath & Kozmic Kapers Above Me (poetry)
    • The Death of Blue Will Make the Earth Weep (poetry)
    • Maria Sativa (poetry)
    • Poem for Andy Warhol (poetry)
    • Let's Play Something (poetry)
  • Miles: The Last Interview in Black and White: Twenty-One Spots with Claude Pélieu & Mary Beach (essay)
  • Victor Bockris and Andrew Wylie: interview with Claude Pélieu & Mary Beach (interview)
  • Charles Plymell: 
    • collages (art)
    • Coca, Saturn, and Sun (prose)
  • Gerard Malanga: Chas Plymell (photo)
  • William Burroughs & Brion Gysin: On the Painting of Brion Gysin (interview)
  • John Giorno: excerpt from Shit, Piss, Blood, Pus, & Brains (poetry)
  • Carl Weissner: Don't Fuck with the Karma-Buster (prose)
  • Paul Eggett: Susan's Waiting to Help You with Your Money (poetry)
  • Joshua Norton: 
    • The Shooting Star (poetry)
    • untitled (poetry)
  • Walter Hartmann: Nite Life, The Little Death (art)
  • Jürgen Ploog: Slow Motion Getaway (prose)
  • Bruno Demattio: Filming Inside the Brains: The Mental Image Projection (prose)
  • Alan Praskin: untitled music score
  • Pavel Lucki:
    • Miles Davis (art)
    • Howard Johnson (art)
    • Alphonse Mouzon (art)
    • Jack Bruce (art)
    • Gato Barbieri (art)
    • Oregon (art)
  • Gunter Hampel: Waiting for Silva (art)
  • Paul Grillo:
    • Roxy Poem (poetry)
    • Cadillac (poetry)
    • Counterspy/You (poetry)
    • Chapter Two: Charles Plymell (poetry)
    • Laser Squeeze (poetry)
    • Venusian Plush Wheel (poetry)
    • The Brilliant Narrows of Evening (poetry)
  • Udo Breger: Krim Partner Had a Look In (prose)
  • William Bain: Don't You (prose)
  • Arthur Winfield Knight: 
    • Writers (poetry)
    • Jack Kerouac (poetry)
  • Jim Christy: About the Night and What It Does to You (prose)
  • Fred Tarr:
    • Universe & Other Stories (poetry)
    • Sleepwalker (poetry)
    • Count Monte Organza & the Circle Game (poetry)
    • The Japanese Solution (poetry)
    • The Story of O & AH (poetry)
  • Unknown:
    • Ian Sommerville (photo)
    • Claude Pélieu & Mary Beach (photo)
Publishing Information: 
  • Editor: Pociao
  • Translations: Jean McNeil, Udo Breger
  • Proofreader: Caroline Tait
  • Printer: Weender Buchdruckerei, Werner Rosenthal, Göttingen, Germany

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