William S. Burroughs

Allegories from the Cave: Burroughs and Trocchi – a Platonic Love

‘Demiurgos scowled, and with that Plato awoke. Or did he?’ Voltaire The drug experience has often been perceived as a…

2 years ago

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

The Great Writing Caper

William S. Burroughs often suggested that one's dreams are a valuable target for the writer to plunder. But what he…

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

The Revised Boy Scout Manual: Burroughs on Fake News and Scientology

Ohio State University Press has recently published a “lost masterpiece” by William S. Burroughs, called “The Revised Boy Scout Manual”:…

3 years ago

4 Important Travel Destinations for the Beat Generation

The Beats were, in many ways, an international literary movement. Although in defining the Beat Generation, we tend to look…

4 years ago

Cool Cats: Beat Poets and their Feline Friends

For some reason, if you look back through literary history, it seems most great authors had a fondness for cats.…

4 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

What the Beats can teach us about writing

The Beat Generation was not just important as a countercultural movement. We don’t just remember Jack Kerouac for sending kids…

4 years ago

The Best Beat Generation Letter Collections

The writers of the Beat Generation were not just great at composing poems or producing genre-smashing novels. They were also…

4 years ago

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