Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 361

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Among the information freshly disseminated above, forthcoming autumn publications including Iron Curtain Journals: January-May 1965 edited by Michael Schumacher, tracking Allen’s most turbulent six months, his expulsion from Cuba, travels to Russia, Poland, Warsaw Ghetto, to Prague where he’s expelled by Czech police immediately after his May King crowning, only to land in London to meet the Beatles, film with Bob Dylan and host the The International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall.  We can’t wait for this one.

 & Don’t Hide The Madness the Ginsberg and Burroughs weeklong conversation edited by Steven Taylor,

Forthcoming this fall as well, this important Burroughs book The Revised Boy Scout Manual: An Electronic Revolution

Chris Funkhouser reminds us of an important Burroughs audio-trove – the Arizona State University’s Digital Repository here Audio recordings of interviews with  Burroughs himself, and with several others, including Brion Gysin, John Giorno, James Grauerholz, Anne Waldman and Allen, from the literary archive  Ted Morgan, material produced during the writing of his 1988 Burroughs biography, Literary Outlaw, (now superseded by Barry Miles’ 2014 Call Me Burroughs).

[William S Burroughs, Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1992.  Photo by Allen Ginsberg courtesy Stanford  University Libraries/Allen Ginsberg Estate]

Mourning Cecil Taylor, who died last week, Ben Ratliff’s obituary article in the New York Times is here,  John Fordham in The Guardianhere 

[Cecil Taylor, New York City, April 15, 1991. Photo by Allen Ginsberg courtesy Stanford  University Libraries/Allen Ginsberg Estate]

“who went backstage to Cecil Taylor serious chat chord structure & Time in a nightclub”, Allen writes, proudly, (and, notably, early on), in his tell-what-really-matters poem “Ego Confession.”  Chris Funkhouser’s 1994 interview with Cecil (originally published in Hambone) may be valuably perused here. David A Graham writes of the “Deceptively Accessible Music of Cecil Taylor.” in The Atlantic here. Alex Ross writes of “Cecil Taylor and the Art of Noise” in The New Yorker

We’ll close out with a little Cecil Taylor

 

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