William Burroughs – Creative Reading continues – 6 (on Books & Films)
February 25, 2017
William Burroughs on Books and Films WSB: I’ve got The Treasures of Sierra Madre on here. Now that, it’s sort of axiomatic that good films are not made from good books. The Treasures of Sierra Madre, I think, is a much better film than it was a book (that is, I read[…]
William Burroughs (Intro to Creative Reading)
January 28, 2017
We begin today serialized transcription of William Burroughs‘ legendary NAROPA lectures on “Creative Reading“ from the Summer of 1979.  In the first lecture, Burroughs lectures on Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King’s[…]
Herbert Huncke’s Birthday
January 9, 2017
Celebrating Herbert Huncke‘s birthday today. “Godfather of the Beats”, he would have been one-hundred-and-two! – See here for our posting on the occasion of his Centennial. Today, courtesy of our friend Laki Vazakas , footage of the great story-teller, raconteur, recorded in New York, at the Chelsea Hotel,  February 7, 1994. Evoking[…]