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Barry Miles’s new biography about a drunken junkie queer transgressive literary giant — Call Me Burroughs: A Life — is getting solid reviews. It appears to be “the authoritative record of Burroughs’s life.” It’s quite detailed, and ace “in terms of breadth, erudition, and sheer narrative combustion.” One detail, often gone amiss, are the last words of then 83-year-old writer. […]

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Here’s a page from William S. Burroughs scrapbook — the 20th century artists’ proto-Tumblr, a diary-like collection of notes, quotes, news clippings, snapshots and other ephemera that eventually forms the inspiration for definitive work. A collaboration with Brion Gysin, Burroughs’ book features early iterations of the “cut-up technique,” later popularized in sections of his loopy […]

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You’re looking at a detail of William S. Burroughs’ Death by Lethal Injection in spray-paint. The transgressive writer, legend and Junkie visionary’s art works just went on view at the October Gallery in London, many of which created by shooting a can of spray-paint with a shotgun. Others were done with furious smearing of acrylics and other darkness exorcized onto canvas […]

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“Loveable Levar Burton takes a look at Burroughs’ ode to addicting fluids, control, and giant aquatic black centipedes in this episode of Reading Rainbow suitable for children of all ages,” says Andre Perkowski who is making me reconsider my no-no position on breeding, just you know, out of curiosity’s sake. What would that one turn out like, huh? […]

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An Istanbul council wants a William S. Burroughs’s 1961 novel banned for “vulgarity,” “slang,” “a fragmented narrative,” “attitudes permissive to crime,” myths and “hurting people’s moral feelings.” Bill, you immortal badass. […]

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Someone in Kansas has a jar of authentic William S. Burroughs shit. Bioartists Tony Allard and Adam Zaretsky are going to extract the transgressive writer’s genes from said shit, amplify and shoot them into some cell nuclei with an art gun… Now that’s fitting. With an approving nod from Burroughs Estate, Mutate or Die: a W.S. […]

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Even the hippies thought William S. Burroughs was weird. See the granddaddy of beat/junky wiseman from the inside out in the new doc William S. Burroughs: A Man Within released by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, w/rare footage of Burroughs shooting the shit out of shit. […]

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Fantagraphics announces: A long-lost comic strip by the transgressive literary antihero William S. Burroughs and British artist Malcolm McNeill will be unleashed on society. Burroughs’ only, the Ah Pook Is Here comic strip was first published as a 120-page “word/picture” foldout book in Cyclops mag and was far ahead of its time. […]

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