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Burroughs vs Kathy Acker

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Well it’s Sunday morning … so get that coffee brewing, fill your cup and settle in for a while. This interview from the late 80’s is something else. Burroughs is exhibiting his shotgun art in London and is publishing some of the best work of his career (Cities of Red Night, The Western Lands & Place of Dead Roads). He is as dry and witty as ever and Acker’s questions lead to some truly illuminating moments between these two literary outlaws.

So here it is…

Shotgun and Paintbrush: Kathy Acker talks to William Burroughs.

And for those who want to check out another interview with Burroughs drawing comparisons between his shotgun art and the cut-up technique you should check this out at Leary and Burroughs.


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