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Call Me (William) Burroughs: A Conversation with Barry Miles

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

Barry Miles, the biographer of Allen Ginsberg, Paul McCartney, Frank Zappa, Charles Bukowski and now William S. Burroughs, discusses all in this interview.

William S. Burroughs at 100: Exploding Five Major Myths

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

This year will give us the Burroughs we envision -- and yet the danger is that the diversity and impact of Burroughs' writing, visual art, audio works, and film experiments will be lost in the endless refraction of the mythologizing mirror.

Exposing Obscenity: The William S. Burroughs Century

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

2014 marks the William S. Burroughs centennial, and with it, a cascade of celebrations both large and modest will attempt to commemorate, celebrate, a...

Kerouac in Cannes: A Road Not Taken

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

I am pleased that the reports from Cannes about the On the Road, Walter Salles' film are mainly favorable, although I have taken note that some say there is no inner world for the characters, that the film has no discernable plot, that it is overlong.

The 5 Most Frequently Stolen Books From Bookstores

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

Yesterday, historian and author Barry H. Landau was arrested on charges of stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln, fr...

Istanbul Publisher Faces Obscenity Trial For Releasing Book

AP | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

ISTANBUL -- Half a century after a U.S. obscenity trial, the work of Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs is heading back to court, this time i...

For Your Viewing And Listening Pleasure: 10 Inspired Book And Album Pairings

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

Combining your appreciation of different media can be tricky: You probably shouldn’t be watching a movie on your iPhone as you stroll through an art...

William Burroughs' Unseen Graphic Novel To Be Published

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

'The Naked Lunch' author began work on 'Ah Pook Is Here' with artist Malcolm McNeill in 1970, when the story appeared as a monthly comic strip in the ...

The Beats Left Nelson Algren Cold, Jack Kerouac Especially

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

I once asked Nelson Algren what he thought of Naked Lunch. I knew he had no love for any of the Beats. So his answer surprised me, because he meant it as praise.

Calling All Burroughs Junkies

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jan Herman

The one-stop shop for all things William Burroughs, RealityStudio, has had a design overhaul.

A Burroughs Milestone

Jan Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Herman

Jed Birmingham discusses the importance of little magazines to William Burroughs and their role in the publication and reception of Naked Lunch.

What's on the End of the Fork? 'Naked Lunch @ 50' in Paris

Jan Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Herman

The hint is obvious: perhaps we will be able to use synthesized humans to find cryptic viruses in literature of the future