Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot The Magnetic Fields by André Breton The Process by Brion Gysin The. Page after blinding page of eye-crossing, mind-splitting inward excursions all sand- storming around the pilgrimage of an American Negro, hashish-happy, in a . The Process by Brion Gysin – book cover, description, publication history.

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A round and unvarnished tale filled with mystery, magic, and tons of keef. Essentially there is a plot to instal him as ruler of Africa or of the Sahara as ‘the Ghoul’ of the Desert but as usual nothing goes quite according to plan and things end up awry.

Preview — The Process by Brion Gysin. Their popularization of the Dadaist “cut-up technique” are the primary source of Gysin’ John Clifford Brian Gysin, raised in Canada and England, was a peripheral figure in the Beat movement of the midth century. The Process is notable not only for its evocative and poetic descriptions of the Sahara Desert and Sufi culture, but also for the history it documents.

Mar 28, Katie Lynn rated it did not like it.

The Process by Brion Gysin

Gysin was a painter and composer, and also collaborated with Beat Generation author William S. The book is a hallucinatory journey across north Africa and the Sahara, with illusions passing back into reality passing back into illusions, all sort of flowing with a weird Bacchic rhythm, where we see things such th a pagan survival of the rites of Gusin melded into Sufi Brion Gysin is most known for collaborating with William S. I once dreamed of walking yysin into an exotic future and Gysin did it the way I wanted to.


Hanson III, Fulbright scholar. Aug 02, Ross rated it it was amazing. If you are doubting whether or not you want to read this book, you ought only to know that he was a friend of William Burroughs.


The book started off pretty slow but once I had some free quiet time I sunk into it. For having no illustrations it is truly a visionary work of art.

You see that, of course; or, rather, you don’t. Hanson, an African-American professor of the History of Slavery, who is in North Africa on a mysterious foundation grant, sets off across the Sahara on a series gyssin wild adventures.

The Process

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Not like Burroughs and not made using the cut up method but instead one that stands on its own two feet in terms of worth. Hanson the name is only one feeble example of the formidable mass of word plays does the Sahara, on the bias, shakily narrating times, cults and personalities, like the juiced-up tape recorder he is fond of using.

When I’m with Africans, I forget that I’m white. I don’t know quite where to start and I don’t know quite what to think about this highly original and quirky tale.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Mar 24, Tyler rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had expected so much from the book that i was not sure if it could live up to what i had imagined.


And I felt shocked by several of the chapters in this book. Burroughs employed in some of his work. Feb 09, Ralph Scriabin rated it it was amazing. Hanson who sets out on a pilgrimage across the Sahara Desert which turns out to be a hallucinatory experience. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 31, Frank Farrell rated it did not like it.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. John Clifford Brian Gysin, raised in Canada and England, was a peripheral figure in the Beat movement of the midth century.

Quotes from The Process. Namely one near the middle, written in an Arab voice.

Gysin was an interesting guy. But they can’t forget it. I will never hear the sound of matches in their matchbox the same way again.

While he appears to lack some of the rigid discipline of a traditional novelist who would follow a more linear plot, he more than makes up for this deficit through by creating these sub-plots or short stories and slowly weaving them together, criss-crossing them with even greater skill and dexterity and speed and mayhem until you are reading this beautiful ‘fabric’ which we could describe as a novel.

I’ve lived the best th of my life in Morocco and it can’t take the sun.

Oct 28, Oakley rated it really liked it. This novel tells of the travels in Tangiers and through the Sahara of Ulysses O.