It’s a William Burroughs weekend this weekend on The Allen Ginsberg Project. Our all-time most popular post here on the Ginsberg Project (sadly with little or no Ginsberg content) is this one (perhaps because of the abiding interest in Jim Morrison?) – William Burroughs music collaborations – But what about this one? – and this? – and this?
William Burroughs’ distinctive Naropa readings have often featured in this space – from 1975 (with Gregory Corso) from 1976 (with Allen, Anne Waldman, and Chogyam Rinpoche), from 1978 (with Ken Kesey) – and again in 1980, 1981, and from 1985.
Here and here‘s a two-part reading from 1989
Here’s Burroughs on Jack Kerouac from the 1981 Naropa Jack Kerouac celebrations
Here’s Burroughs reading Junky
Here’s more on Junky
Here‘s Burroughs (from back in 201o and our posting on the Yage Letters)
Here‘s from way back in 1961, Burroughs interviewed by Allen and Gregory for the City Lights anthology, The Journal For The Protection of All Beings
Here’s Allen interviewing Burroughs in 1980 – and again (two interviews) – here
Here‘s Kathy Acker interviewing Burroughs
Here’s a posting on Burroughs’ Cut-Ups
Here’s a posting on Burroughs’ home movies
William and Allen
William Burroughs’ biography
A portfolio of photographs
William Burroughs on Thanksgiving
William Burroughs on Christmas
Each year we salute El Hombre Invisible and this year is no different. Previous birthday shout-outs from the Ginsberg blog – here and here and here and here
Happy 102nd birthday, William Burroughs!