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Cutting Up the Century: A Review

Ever since the hundredth anniversary of William S. Burroughs’ birth in 2014, there has been a glut of books about…

2 years ago

William S. Burroughs and Music: An Interview with Casey Rae

In William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Casey Rae takes a look at the many ways…

2 years ago

Angry Young Men Become Nice Old Men: A Review of Don’t Hide the Madness

In March, 1992, Allen Ginsberg visited his old friend, William S. Burroughs, at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. He recorded…

3 years ago

Who Owns the Dropper Owns the Fix: Out to Lunch with William Burroughs

It was summer 91, I think, when sharing a joint on a brick fire escape after a night of acid-tapped…

4 years ago

Beat Family Values: The Typical American Family, and the Beats’ Roll in its Downfall

  The Beat Movement scared the hell out of America. After all, the Beats were dirty, they were obscene, they…

4 years ago

Prophecy in Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch is the book that catapulted William S. Burroughs from a minor author and figure of interest in the…

5 years ago

Review: The Green Ghost

In recent years, William S. Burroughs’ work and life has been examined from various vantage points. In my own 2013…

5 years ago

The Burroughs Millions

In Search of the Origin of Burroughs’ Mythical Trust Fund From Beatdom #16 William S. Burroughs was always quick to…

6 years ago

Naked Performativity: Examining the Work of William Burroughs

“When you look back over a year on the junk, it seems like no time at all” — William Burroughs,…

6 years ago

Hubert Selby Jr’s American Dream

The American Dream is the unifying theme across the work of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac wrote wondrous love letters…

7 years ago

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