Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “With William Burroughs: A Report From The Bunker” as Want to Read:
With William Burroughs: A Report From The Bunker
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

With William Burroughs: A Report From The Bunker

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Burroughs, the eccentric, brilliant artist who burned the bridge with logic and wrote the classic Naked Lunch, has a court recorder in Victor Bockris. Bockris has collected into a cogent whole the man's most brilliant moments of conversation, thinking, and interview repartee. This fascinating material, gleaned from the fertile time at Burroughs's New York headquarters, the ...more
hardback, 250 pages
Published by Grove/Atlantic
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about With William Burroughs, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about With William Burroughs

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 107)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Ok, I hope Bockris never reads this review b/c I don't really want to hurt anyone's feelings but I just HAVE TO SAY THIS: by this point in Burroughs' career every moronic parasite in the world was trying to attach theirself to him & this bk exemplifies that. Bokcris cd take the most brilliant subject & trivialize it thru gossip & name-dropping 'til you'd feel like puking. All of Bockris' bks shd just be called "If I Drop These Names Will I Be Famous TOO?!" I mean, why not just get to ...more
Unlike the interview collection I’ve reviewed on here, where Burroughs comes off erudite and extremely thoughtful, this book comes off as chatty and superficial. This is mostly because of its format, which is a sprawling collection of informal taped chats with celebs around lunch/ dinner parties. Often, the participants enjoy helpings of booze and drugs which do nothing to help the intellect and clarity of exchanges.
The nadir of this book's sometimes-unfortunate supernatural skew is a discussion
Known Unknown
Known Unknown marked it as to-read
May 16, 2015
Kyle Mccrum
Kyle Mccrum marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2015
Eamonn added it
Apr 22, 2015
TC Tucker
TC Tucker marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2015
Zyanya Bazely
Zyanya Bazely marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2015
Ragnheidur Osp
Ragnheidur Osp marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2015
Maja marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2015
Olga Bear
Olga Bear marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
Jonas Speight
Jonas Speight marked it as to-read
Nov 20, 2014
Bonnie Markley
Bonnie Markley marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2014
Dioidia marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2014
Billy Candelaria
Billy Candelaria marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2014
Dyo Kodou
Dyo Kodou marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2014
Michael Avery
Michael Avery marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2014
T.I. Berndt
T.I. Berndt marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2014
Marcelo Real
Marcelo Real marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2014
Dallas marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
William Seward Burroughs II, (also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century ...more
More about William S. Burroughs...
Naked Lunch Junky Queer And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks The Soft Machine (The Nova Trilogy #1)

Share This Book

“If you weren't surprised by your life you wouldn't be alive. Life is surprise.” 10 likes
“My greatest strength is to have a great capacity to confront myself no matter how unpleasant. My greatest weakness is that I don't. I know that's enigmatic, but that's sort of a general formula for anyone, actually.” 9 likes
More quotes…