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Burroughs Live: The Collected Interviews, 1960-1997
Burroughs Live gathers all the interviews, both published and unpublished, given by William Burroughs, as well as conversations with well-known writers, artists, and musicians such as Tenessee Williams, Timothy Leary, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, and Gregory Corso. The book provides a fascinating account of Burroughs's life as a literary outlaw ...more
Paperback, 675 pages
Published December 7th 2001 by Semiotext(e)
(first published December 1st 2000)
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Yes, I had weird dreams when I read the cut-ups of Burroughs and Gysin and it changed my perspective on magick and art. But the interviews always fascinated me the most. I never read an interview with WSB that wasn't incredibly informative. This gigantic book of interviews is a treasure trove that offers a deep glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most notorious and innovative writers of the late 20th century. Exhaustive and wonderful!
Monday, August 24, 2009
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Naked Lunch, we present this 1966 interview with William S. Burroughs, which originally appeared in Jaguar Magazine. It was excerpted here from Burroughs Live: The Collected Interviews of William S. Burroughs (Semiotext(e), 2001).
STOP SMILING will co-host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Naked Lunch this Friday, Aug. 28. Click here for details.
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New York, 1966
Jaguar Magazine: You h ...more
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 ...moreMore about William S. Burroughs...