Thursday, November 23, 2006

William Burroughs - Back in America

At the beginning of 1974, he was back in New York. He had returned to America after more than twenty years abroad.
Although Jack Kerouac had been dead for over four years, struck down by an alcohol-induced, Allen Ginsburg was nearby, having settled on a farm in upstate New York. Not only did he help William get the teaching job, but he also helped him arrange public readings. He turned out to be quite good on the lecture platform and the pay was much better than in Europe.

With Patti Smith & Ginsberg at Nova Convention,
New York 1978.


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