Williams S. Burroughs; Allen Ginsberg
New York: Three Rooms Press, 2018.
Edited by Steven Taylor. A never-before-published conversation about poetry, literary influences, shamanism, punk, and peyote. In DONT HIDE THE MADNESS, the fathers of the Beat movement converse about deeply intimate and personal history while gathered at Burroughs house in Lawrence, Kansas. The conversation includes discussion of: David Cronenbergs film adaptation of Burroughs classic novel Naked Lunch; Shamanism, including a detailed description of the shamanic exorcism of the demon Burroughs believes forced him to kill his common-law wife in 1951; Literary associates, influences, techniques, and insights; Punk rocks contributions to counterculture lore. Featuring a newly-commissioned illustration of Burroughs and Ginsberg by celebrated artist R. Crumb on the cover, as well as 17 rare photos by Ginsberg, many taken during the session.
. New Book. $40 AUD.