Politecnico di Milano
This novel was written by William S. Burroughs in 1964 and is a social commentary on human and machine control of life. To get away from this control, the writer invented the cut-up and fold-in methods, which force the reader to think in associations rather than words.
This confusion created by Burroughs’s writing methods led me to create a guide which helps the reader to find these associations, without detracting from the original and unique structure of the novel. The book has a typical layout, but the text is surrounded by a series of points coupled with a numeric sequence, which can be linked together following the different colours and typefaces. These connections show the associations between the fragmented texts, like a path that the reader can choose whether or not to follow.