Thursday, April 16, 2020

William S. Burroughs on "Creative Reading"

Here's your opportunity to attend a lecture by William S. Burroughs only two years before the publication of his 1981 novel, CITIES OF THE RED NIGHT (one of Burroughs' most impressive achievements). Burroughs, needless to say, is the author of such important novels as JUNKY (1953), NAKED LUNCH (1959), NOVA EXPRESS (1964), THE PLACE OF DEAD ROADS (1983), and THE WESTERN LANDS (1987). This lecture was delivered at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado on August 8, 1979.

"A William S. Burroughs lecture 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 The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch."

Part One of this lecture can be heard right HERE.

Part Two can be heard HERE.

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