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Saturday, December 31 1994

Burroughs Live: The Collected Interviews of William S. Burroughs, 1960-1997 Edited by Sylvere Lotrin

He is one of those rare writers who, both in his work and his life, has defied easy categorization and demanded constant reassessment. Though he was a close friend of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, and their crowd, he was never a Beat Generation writer. Neither a poet nor a Buddhist, Burroughs was less concerned with achieving inner harmony than with generating chaos, developing his theories of agencies of control and searching for ways to dismantle them.


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