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Who is William S. Burroughs? | Matthew Brockmeyer & Chris Jeffries
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the life and work of William S. Burroughs, a Beat Generation writer, through a series of discussions with hosts Matthew Brockmeyer and Chris Jeffries. They delve into Burroughs’ early life, including his struggles with sexuality, his fascination with firearms, and his experiences as an exterminator in Chicago. The hosts also discuss Burroughs’ experimentation with drugs, including his accidental shooting of his wife, and his development of the cut-up method of writing. Additionally, they touch on the publication of his novel “The Naked Lunch” and its controversial reception, as well as his connections to other notable figures of the Beat Generation.

 

key Moments

00:00:00 Intro
00:05:00 Harvard University
00:10:00 Chicago
00:15:00 New Orleans
00:20:00 Allen Ginsberg
00:25:00 Naked Lunch
00:30:00 Neal Cassady
00:35:00 LSD
00:40:00 murdered by a heroin-addicted prostitute
00:45:00 corpses wax
00:50:00 Slumber Party Massacre
00:55:00 Johnny Depp

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