Don’t Hide The Madness
October 13, 2018
Coming out next week ( on Tuesday) – and much anticipated – Don’t Hide The Madness – William S Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg., from 1992, a documentary record of the meeting of two great minds. As Burroughs and Ginsberg biographer, Barry Miles has written – “Steven Taylor’s transcriptions of Billl[…]
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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 205
January 23, 2015
“Baby-faced Allen Ginsberg revealed” is the headline. At the end of last year, staff archivist Steve Cooney went looking through the voluminous archives of the San Francisco Chronicle and came up with this shot (see above) from a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up – 123
April 26, 2013
[Allen Ginsberg, San Francisco 1994 – photograph by Chris Felver (from the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library] Belatedly noting the passing (he died April 11, aged 86) of the noted free-speech lawyer, Edward De Grazia, “one of the country’s foremost advocates of the First Amendment, championing the causes of[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 116
March 8, 2013
There’s going to be a big new William Burroughs show opening next week in Hamburg, at the Deichtorhallen (from March 15 – August 18), curated by Udo Breger and Axel Heil – “The exhibition’s goal is to make tangible, in review, and for the first time within Europe on such a scale,[…]
Columbia University RBML Exhibit: “Naked Lunch”: the First Fifty Years
April 7, 2010
Last fall the Columbia University Rare Book Manuscript Library mounted an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Naked Lunch‘s publication by Maurice Girodias’ Olympia Press The accompanying website is up indefinitely and has some rare items posted, including scanned letters to Allen Ginsberg, and original manuscript[…]
The Poetry Project/School of Visual Arts/NYU & Columbia University Present: Naked Lunch @ 50
September 24, 2009
Three New York locations this week celebrating the 50th anniversary of William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch  Wednesday October 7- Saturday October 10 School of Visual Arts (SVA), in conjunction with Columbia University and New York University (NYU), are presenting a series of free events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of[…]
Naked Lunch @ 50: Anniversary Essays
May 13, 2009
“‘Disgusting,’ they said . . . ‘Pornographic’ . . . ‘Un-American trash’ . . . ‘Unpublishable’ . . . Well, it came out in 1959, and it found an audience . . . Town meetings . . . Book burnings . . . And an Inquiry by the State Supreme Court .[…]