Thursday, July 26, 2012
William Burroughs photos at Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds, the pop culture and lefty blog, has posted a series of photographs of William Burroughs with a variety of other folks. Some of the pictures surprised me. Kurt Cobain? Hüsker Dü?
I asked for a Robert Anton Wilson picture in the comments, and someone known only to me as "Effy" (no link for more information) obligingly posted a link to the above photograph. (Click on it for a bigger picture.) Thank you, Effy!
Brion Gysin, sitting next to RAW, invented the cut-up technique for rearranging prose. Burroughs popularized it, and then Wilson used it for ILLUMINATUS! and other works. I hope I have that right, this time.
Eric Wagner on RAW and Burroughs is here.