William S. Burroughs: 10 Years After

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Burroughs reading from "Western Front" (finale)

Recorded in Vancouver, July 5, 1988

Burroughs reading from "Western Front" (intro)

Recorded in Vancouver, July 5, 1988

Burroughs reading from "Exterminator"

Recorded at the Loeb Student Center, March 22, 1975

Burroughs reading from "Partline"

Recorded at the Loeb Student Center, March 22, 1975

Home Movie: "W.S.B." (small)

Burroughs and local friends; plus Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Steve Buscemi, and cats. (16:41)

Home Movie: "W.S.B." (large)

Burroughs and local friends; plus Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Steve Buscemi, and cats. (16:41)

In Search of Burroughs

An excerpt from a documentary about the Beats, wherein the filmmaker visits Lawrence trying to find Burroughs. (7:29)

Editor's note

Lawrence. Kansas. Burroughs was frequently asked-as all Lawrencians inevitably are: Why Kansas? When you could live anywhere-in any of the world's cultural capitals-why Lawrence, Kansas?

The Life of William S. Burroughs

A timeline

From St. Louis to Boston to Vienna to New York to Boston to St. Louis to Chicago to New York ... to Lawrence.

Ten Years Gone

Assigning William S. Burroughs a place in local space-time

William S. Burroughs is 10 years gone now and only vestiges remain. His little Datsun and an old typewriter rust in a thicket behind the red house where he lived at 1927 Learnard Ave., and on drunken Friday nights citizens of a certain age may emit stories of the times they saw him buying cat food at Dillons.

The Burroughs Guy

An interview with James Grauerholz

James Grauerholz is heir and executorof the estate of William S. Burroughs-maestro of the Beats, writer of "Naked Lunch," international queer, academic junkie, wife-shooter, Harvard graduate, an undeniably American artist.Grauerholz lived 30 years with Burroughs.Street Level joins Grauerholz in a booth at Pachamama's for a moseying reminiscence of Burroughs and the Beats...