Is anyone interested in Ted Morgan’s biography of William S. Burroughs? “Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs”.
Pick a number between 0-333, closest one gets it. Will mail out around the 15. It is attractive, and also large enough to be informative to most, and if that fails, it is definitely weaponizable.
Bought the physical copy of the book, turns out I’ve had the ebook since the beginning of the year….sigh…
The bookstore in the mall across from where I work is tiny, but amazing. HP Lovecraft, R. Crumb, William S. Burroughs, books on spirituality …clearly whoever buys books for this place is a soulmate of mine in some capacity.
Is anyone doing the book challenge on GoodReads? Turns out your books don’t count for the challenge unless you have the date you finished reading them set. I’m actually at 65 books, which is nice to know, and a lot better than trying to get through ten in a panic.
Otherwise, I am now the proud owner of a Chromebook and a internet connection.
If I could choose any author to write my life story, I would choose William S. Burroughs. He knew the twisted psyche of an addict better than most. He understood the dark world I existed in, and would write from a place of understanding.
Second, his talent was painting with words – he used the cut-up technique, so sometimes his words didn’t make literal sense, but created an expressive world of sensations, thoughts, and feelings.
Third, his bitter, biting humor. A lot in my life is funny, but you need a dark and somewhat twisted sense of humor to understand. I went into most of my romances hoping we would build each other up, or wanting to save the other person… it goes in the opposite direction.
I’m reading a collection of William S. Burroughs work… I understand the appeal of his vision and dark humor – teenage me had GREAT taste, but my judgment was/is terrible. WSB’s attitude toward drug use, in a nutshell, is: “Yeah, it’s interesting, until you have to associate with people with no morals, end up doing terrible things, and ALSO WITHDRAWAL IS TERRIBLE, DON’T DO IT.” I must have assumed life would always be terrible. Also, I’d always be an outsider, so why not be a high one in a trench coat observing the world going to hell while maintaining a semblance of class?
I am best described as a woman who once stuck her finger in a light socket out of pure curiosity (I was five, so um… does that make it better or worse?).
Also, I need to take over two classes next semester, I am going insane with boredom…