William Burroughs

William S Burroughs – Lawrence, Kansas, November 4, 1996 – Photo by Allen Ginsberg -among the last images of Burroughs that Allen recorded. Burroughs died the following year – photo – courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate

The great William Seward Burroughs II died on this day, August 2nd, 1997

Unforgettable Bill

Here’s his friend, ¬†John Giorno, in Antonello Faretta‘s 2007 film, ¬†declaiming his poem/remembrance, “The Death of William Burroughs

 

 

The man himself gone but his vision and his words live on (his dystopia prophetic) with ever-increasing relevance.

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