william s. burroughs

William S. Burroughs--well-known writer and last elder of the Beat Movement--died on August 2, 1997. He was 83. We will miss him.

His influence has been far and wide on many contemporary artists, including Patti, who was a friend of his, and performed in his honor at the Nova Convention (see discography and brief account.) A Burroughs interview with Patti documents their intriguing conversational style.

Patti performed at "The Nova Convention Revisited: William S. Burroughs and the Arts" on November 26, 1996, at University of Kansas.

A recommended biography of Burroughs is Ted Morgan's Literary Outlaw.

Some links:

an excellent eulogy by Gary Kamiya

a short remembrance by J. G. Ballard

an interesting interview with J. G. Ballard about Burroughs' impact

Wired story on the Net's response to Burroughs' death

iZine tribute page to Burroughs -- novel excerpts, art, etc.

Disinformation site page on Burroughs -- writeup, excellent links

a profile of WSB -- part of Literary Kicks website, devoted to the Beats

another profile w/ selected bibliography

The Dirtman's Burroughs Site -- good jumping-off point for exploring many burroughs sites and texts on the net

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