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Burroughs Contributes to Magazines and Journals

by Eric C. Shoaf

1974

1. The Expatriate Review No. 4 (Winter/Spring 1974), Burroughs contributes “Cold Lost Marbles” bound in wraps.

2. National Lampoon February 1974, Burroughs contributes “Strange Sex We Have Known” with co-author Terry Southern, bound in wraps.

3. Rolling Stone Magazine February 28, 1974, Burroughs interviews David Bowie, printed on fragile newsprint, folded as issued.

4. The Story So Far #3 (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1974), Burroughs contributes “The Health Officer” in the first publication of this Burroughs story. Limited to 1,500 copies in wraps.

5. Doris #4 (UK: August 1974), Burroughs contributes “Letter Out of Nowhere” bound in wraps.

6. The Black Mask #1 (August 1974), science fiction magazine prints a letter from Burroughs, bound in wraps.

7. Venice Sideshow September 1974, Burroughs contributes an excerpt from The Yage Letters, tabloid style in wraps.

8. L’angoisse (no date: 1974) a French publication featuring S. Clay Wilson, R. Oghia, J.P. Coureuil, and others. Burroughs contributes “Le President” (Roosevelt After Inauguration), bound in wraps.

9. The Poetry Project Newsletter #18 (October 1, 1974) Burroughs contributes one untitled piece on rear cover “a man of letters…” mimeographed sheets, stapled at top.

10. The Berkeley Barb November 1, 1974, special Burroughs issue includes “Do Not Disturb the Mongrels” by Burroughs as well as recollections of Burroughs by Ginsberg, photos, and a comic strip from S. Clay Wilson, printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps. 

11. Bastard Angel #3 (Fall 1974), Burroughs contributes “Cut Throat Trout” bound in wraps.

People Magazine, 29 Sept 1979

1975

12. Harper’s March 1975, Burroughs contributes a response to the query “When Did You Stop Wanting to be President?” bound in wraps.

13. Crawdaddy June 1975, Burroughs interviews Jimmy Page of the band Led Zeppelin, bound in wraps.

14. L’Energumene No. 6-7 (1975), Burroughs contributes “William Burroughs Histoire” text in French, bound in wraps with tissue dust jacket. A short-lived French literary journal, published quarterly and edited by Gerard-Julien Salvy, with 13 issues ultimately issued. Colophon calls for collected annual volumes in a numbered/lettered edition of 125 copies each, but there were apparently none of these published.

15. Bananas #2 (London: Summer 1975), Burroughs contributes “Burroughs on Guns” in this tabloid. It is not completely clear whether Burroughs submitted this as a manuscript or whether he is being quoted by an unnamed author. At any rate, printed on fragile newsprint and bound in wraps.  

16. Crawdaddy August 1975, this is the first appearance of Burroughs’ column entitled “Time of the Assassins” which appeared regularly through November 1977, bound in wraps. Much as was the case with his regular Mayfair column in the late 1960s, this provided Burroughs with a regular income when his book publishing efforts were minimal.

17. Crawdaddy September 1975, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

18. People Magazine September 29, 1975, Burroughs contributes a quote from The Last Words of Dutch Schultz which had just been released by Viking, also includes profile of Burroughs with several photographs, bound in wraps.

19. Crawdaddy October 1975, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

20. File Magazine Autumn 1975 (Toronto: Vol. 3 no. 1) Burroughs contributes “It Looks Like Measles, Doctor” bound in wraps.

21. Crawdaddy November 1975, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

22. Arcade-the Comics Revue #4 1975, Burroughs contributes “Fun City in Ba’Dan” illustrated by S. Clay Wilson. This is the first ever appearance of material that would form part of Cities of the Red Night, bound in pictorial wraps.

23. Crawdaddy December 1975, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

24. New Departures #7/8, 9/10 (London: 1975), Burroughs contributes a letter plus an untitled piece, bound in wraps.

25. After Dark (The National Magazine of Entertainment) December 1975 (Vo. 8 no. 8), Burroughs contributes “The Penny Arcade Peep Show” tabloid style magazine bound in wraps.

1976

26. Crawdaddy January 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

27. Berkeley Barb #548 (February 13-19, 1976), Burroughs contributes “Perceptual cut-ups” about cut-up techniques in film. Bound in wraps.

28. Crawdaddy February 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

29. Roof #1 1976, Burroughs contributes “Do-Rights” also articles by William Burroughs, Jr. and others, bound in wraps.

30. Crawdaddy March 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

31. Kontexts #8 (Spring 1976), has four pages on Burroughs and Gysin including an excerpt from The Third Mind, limited to 500 copies, printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.

32. Crawdaddy April 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

33. Berkeley Barb # 559 (April-May 1976), Burroughs contributes “Legalize heroin!” bound in wraps.

34. Loka: A Journal from Naropa Institute #2 1976, Burroughs contributes “A Lecture” bound in wraps.

35. Crawdaddy May 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

36. Tel Quel #66 (May 1976), Burroughs contributes “Cities of the Red Night” to this to this French literature journal, text in French, bound in wraps.

37. Crawdaddy June 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assasins” bound in wraps.

38. The World: A New York City Literary Magazine # 30 (New York: July 1976), contributions by Burroughs (twice), Ginsberg, Aram Saroyan, Jack Kerouac, and many others. Mimeo sheets in wrappers.

39. Crawdaddy July 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

40. Intrepid 25-35 (A Decade & Then Some) ed. by Allen Deloach, Burroughs contributes “CCNY Lecture #11 – Writing as a Magical Operation” bound in wraps. Perhaps a “B” item, but numbered sequentially with other Intrepid issues.

41. Crawdaddy August 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

42. Vile Magazine Summer 1976 (Vol. 1 no. 2), Burroughs contributes a reproduction of an untitled post card, bound in wraps. Actually the fourth issue produced, though numbered as above.

43. Crawdaddy September 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

44. Crawdaddy October 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

45. Rush October 1976 (Vol. 1 no. 1), Burroughs contributes “Cobble Stone Gardens” bound in wraps. A new pro-drug title intended to compete with High Times magazine.

46. Crawdaddy November 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

47. Rush December 1976 (Vol. 1 no. 3), Burroughs contributes “Ah Pook is Here” illustrated by Malcolm McNeil in color, bound in wraps.

48. Crawdaddy December 1976, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

49. Lightworks December 1976, prints an interview with Burroughs, and he contributes “From Here to Eternity” bound in wraps with photo of Burroughs on the cover.

1977

50. Crawdaddy January 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

51. In Touch #27 (January/February 1977), Burroughs contributes “California Men” to this gay bi-monthly mag, bound in wraps.

52. Crawdaddy February 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” and also some introductory quotes to an article on writing along with Allen Ginsberg. Bound in wraps.

53. Christopher Street March 1977, Burroughs contributes “Junky” bound in wraps.

54. Soho News Weekly March 24-30, 1977 (New York: Vol. 4 no. 25), Burroughs contributes excerpts from Junky bound in wraps.

55. Crawdaddy March 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

56. National Screw April 1977, Burroughs contributes “First Meetings: One Dozen Memories from the Files of William Burroughs” as told to Victor Bockris, printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.  

57. Crawdaddy April 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

58. Paris Review Spring 1977 (ed. by George Plimpton), Burroughs contributes “The Valley” which was later published as part of Junky, bound in wraps.

59. CoEvolution Quarterly Spring 1977, Burroughs contributes “Obeying Chogyam Trungpa” bound in wraps.

60. Crawdaddy May 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

61. Shell 2/3 (Spring-Summer 1977), Burroughs contributes “Afterbirth of Dream Now” bound in wraps.

62. Crawdaddy June 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

63. National Screw June 1977 Vol. 1 no. 7, Burroughs contributes “Los Ninos Locos” from Port of Saints. Allen Ginsberg also contributes, printed on newsprint tabloid style, bound in wraps.

64. Crawdaddy July 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

65. Quest July 1977, Burroughs reviews a book on how to quit smoking, bound in wraps.

66. Travelers Digest Vol. 1 no. 1 (New York: Summer 1977), Burroughs contributes “Stopover in Madeira” consisting of 4 photographs taken by Burroughs, bound in wraps.

67. Crawdaddy August 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

68. National Screw August 1977, Burroughs contributes “Day is Done” the title is now magazine-style (not tabloid as previous), bound in wraps.

69. Crawdaddy September 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

70. Oui Magazine October 1977, Burroughs contributes “My Life on Orgone Boxes” bound in pictorial wraps.

71. Club Magazine October 1977, Burroughs contributes “The Health Officer” bound in pictorial wraps.

72. Crawdaddy October 1977, Burroughs contributes his column “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps.

73. International Times October 22-28 [1977], Burroughs contributes “Perceptual Cut-Ups,” printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps. Published in Cambridge, MA and not related to the original publication edited by Barry Miles.

74. Transatlantic Review #60, Burroughs contributes “To Talk for Joe” in this final issue of the Transatlantic Review, bound in wraps.

75. Crawdaddy November 1977, Burroughs contributes his final column entitled “Time of the Assassins” bound in wraps with photo of Elvis on the cover.

76. New Times November 11, 1977, Burroughs contributes “Heroin Maintenance” bound in wraps.

77. Bombay Gin #4 (Boulder CO: Summer-Fall 1977), Burroughs contributes “Friday, Mary Celeste 17, 1970” issued in stapled wraps.

78. High Times Magazine December 1977, Burroughs contributes “M.O.B. – My Own Business” bound in wraps.

79. Travelers Digest Vol. 1 no. 2 (Winter 1977), Burroughs contributes “Letter to Kerouac” printed on newsprint, bound in wraps, folded as issued.

80. CoEvolution Quarterly Winter 1977-78, Burroughs contributes an excerpt from The Third Mind, bound in wraps.

81. Lightworks # 8/9 (Ann Arbor: [no date] 1977), Burroughs contributes “Take Nirvana from Time of the Assasins” bound in wraps.

82. The Australian Seed Vol. 1 no. 1 (no date: 1977), prints “William Burroughs on Heroin Use” printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.

83. Mensuel [Not viewed] 1977 or 1978, Burroughs contributes to this French periodical, no other info available.

Semiotext(e), Schizo-Culture, 1978

1978

84. Playgirl Magazine March 1978, Burroughs contributes “Women: A Biological Mistake?” bound in wraps.

85. Nachtmaschine No. 3 – Burroughs Special March 1978 (Basel, Switzerland), Burroughs contributes several selections, also Jürgen Ploog, Carl Weissner, Udo Breger, etc. One of 2,000 copies printed. Mimeographed sheets stapled on right side.

86. Blueboy April 1978, Burroughs contributes “Dear Allen…Love, Bill” from Letters to Allen Ginsberg, bound in wraps.

87. Roof #5 (New York: 1978), Burroughs contributes “815 Circle Dr.” bound in wraps.

88. Semiotext[e] Vol. 3 no. 2 (New York: Autonomedia), Burroughs contributes “The Limits of Control” bound in wraps.

89. The Blue Ridge Review #3 (Fall 1978), Burroughs contributes “It is Possible-World War III” also includes a lengthy review of the just-published Maynard & Miles bibliography on Burroughs, bound in wraps. 

90. Pearl No. 6 (Odense, Denmark: Fall/Winter 1978), Burroughs contributes “Fear and the Monkey, bound in wraps.

91. Street Magazine Issue 8 (Vol. II No. 4, 1978), prints a long excerpt from a conversation between Burroughs and Allen De Loach in February 1974, bound in wraps.

92. Cahiers Critiques de la Litterature #5 (Autumn 1978), Burroughs contributes “Cobble Stone Gardens” also includes an analysis of Burroughs work, bound in wraps.

93. Bombay Gin #6 (Summer 78-Spring 79), Burroughs contributes “Fear and the Monkey” bound in wraps.

1979

94. Circus Weekly January 9, 1979, Burroughs contributes a two-word quote in an article about the Nova Convention held in New York City, bound in wraps.

95. Ins and Outs Winter/Spring 1979 (Amsterdam), Burroughs contributes “To be continued…” to this special poetry issue entitled “Crippled Warlords” bound in wraps.

96. High Times Magazine March 1979, Burroughs contributes “Kerouac” his memoir of the Beat writer, bound in wraps.

97. CoEvolution Quarterly #21 (Spring 1979), Burroughs contributes a short quote concerning magazines to which he subscribes, bound in wraps.

98. Hi Life Magazine June 1979, Burroughs contributes quotes to “In the Bunker with Bill Burroughs,” bound in pictorial wraps.

99. New Edinburgh Review (Scotland) Summer 1979, Burroughs contributes “M.O.B.” bound in wraps.

100. High Times Magazine July 1979, Burroughs contributes “God’s Law” an opinion on Gay Rights, bound in pictorial wraps.

101. Gasolin 23 # 7 1979(?), undated German literary journal edited by cut-up maven Jurgen Ploog. Burroughs contributes “Sonntag, 17. August 1975” bound in wraps, scarce. Jeffrey Weinberg says he remembers this coming out in 1979 and he generally knows what he’s talking about.

102. High Times Magazine August 1979, Burroughs contributes “DE: My Super Efficiency System” bound in wraps.

103. International Times September 1979 (London: Vol. 5 no. 4), Burroughs quotes to “Loose Change: A Curious Tour of Amsterdam from Drugs to William Burroughs with a few Blow Jobs Thrown in for Laughs” by Eddie Woods. Not related to the original publication edited by Barry Miles. Bound in wraps.

104. Bananas #17 (London: Autumn 1979), Burroughs contributes an excerpt from “Ah Pook is Here” bound in wraps.

105. ppHoo July-September 1979, Burroughs contributes “The Cut Up Method of Brion Gysin” to this Indian periodical edited by Pradip Choudhuri (Ashokgarh, India: Subhas Ghose 1969), bound in wraps.

106. Blanco Otoño 1979 Burroughs contributes “Los Límites del control” to this Argentine intellectual journal, bound in wraps.

107. Der Tatler No. 1 (Santa Barbara CA, [no date] 1980), Burroughs contributes “Looking Out the Train Window” which is comprised of a photocopy of a manuscript page. This is a one-shot publication of stapled sheets limited to 32 numbered copies.

108. Rocky Ledge #3 (Boulder, CO: November 1979), Burroughs contributes “Wouldn’t You Polish Pine…?” bound in wraps.

109. Wet Magazine November 1979, Burroughs contributes quotes on language as a virus originally appearing in Harper’s Magazine as “Playback from Eden to Watergate” printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.

110. Little Caesar #9 (Los Angeles: [no date] 1979), Burroughs contributes “Bugger the Queen” to this thick periodical guest-edited by Gerard Malanga, bound in wraps, publication limited to 600 copies.

111. Pequod Vol. 3 no. 2 (San Francisco: [no date] 1979), Burroughs contributes a brief excerpt from The Ticket That Exploded to this ephemeral journal, bound in wraps.

112. Starscrewer No. 0012. Edited by Lucien Suel – rue de Guarbecque, Berguette 62330 Isbergues (France) – [no date] 1979. Burroughs contributes “A bon entendeur, salut!” reprinted from Crawdaddy, text in French, bound in wraps.

1980

113. Rolling Stone Magazine January 24, 1980, Burroughs reviews the movie about Kerouac entitled “Heartbeat” printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.

114. International Times January/February 1980 (Vol. 5 no. 5), Burroughs contributes “Bugger the Queen” printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.  

115. Magazine Litteraire # 157 (Paris: February 1980), Burroughs contributes “The Limits of Control” to this special issue devoted to Beat writing and writers, all in French, bound in wraps. 

116. Wet Magazine March 1980, Burroughs contributes “New Lines” a short poem from Dream Machines, printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.

117. Alternate Issue 12 (now subtitled “The American Magazine for Grown Up Gays”) March/April 1980, Burroughs contributes an excerpt from Port of Saints, bound in wraps.

118. New Music News May 24, 1980 (Vol. 1 no. 3), Burroughs contributes quotes to “Dinner with Blondie and William Burroughs” by Victor Bockris which is in an interview format, a British title apparently published while New Musical Express was on hiatus, printed on fragile newsprint, folded as issued.

119. Vague Magazine #16/17 (London: 1980), Burroughs contributes “Cut-Up” with Brion Gysin, bound in wraps.

120. Boiled Owl (San Francisco: 1980) Burroughs contributes “The Pop Corn Kid” with a 3-panel S. Clay Wilson illustration, large over-sized publication bound in wraps, undated except copyright page.

1981

121. Heavy Metal February 1981, Burroughs contributes “Civilian Defense” bound in pictorial wraps.

122. File Magazine March 1981 (Canada: Vol. 5 no. 1), Burroughs contributes “Cities of the Red Night” bound in wraps.

123. Heavy Metal May 1981, Burroughs contributes “Immortality” bound in pictorial wraps.

124. Art Press Magazine #48 Mai 1981, Burroughs contributes “Les Voleurs,” bound in wraps.

125. High Times Magazine July 1981, Burroughs contributes “Cities of the Red Night” a book excerpt illustrated by Ralph Steadman, bound in wraps.

126. The Rocket July 1981 (Seattle WA), Burroughs contributes “The Popcorn Kid” to this monthly Seattle arts and entertainment tabloid, with illustrations by S. Clay Wilson. Also includes a review, by Robert Ferrigno, of two audio recordings by Burroughs, printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.

127. This is Important #3 (Santa Cruz: Illuminati 1981), Burroughs contributes an untitled piece to this tiny periodical, folded and bound in wraps.

128. Mediums ed. By Janet Byrne and Jody Volen (New York: 1981), first (only?) issue of this annual literary publication. Burroughs contributes “Pages from Scrapbook 3” bound in wraps.

129. Spit in the Ocean #6 (Pleasant Hill, Oregon: SITO, 1981), a serial edited by Ken Kesey and published intermittently at no set date. This is the “Neal Cassidy Issue” and Burroughs contributes “Two Things I Remember” bound in silver pictorial wrappers.

130. Luna Park #7 (Bruxelles 1981), Burroughs contributes “Scrapbook: Mal vu Mal Dit (extrait)”, French text, bound in wraps.

Luna Park

1982

131. RE/Search #4/5 William S. Burroughs Number, (San Francisco: 1982), Burroughs contributes the Introduction, also interview excerpts, music, pop culture, etc. Bound in wraps. This might be considered a ‘B’ item, but the title was regularly published as a serial.

132. Trouser Press Magazine February 1982, Burroughs contributes “Devo Meets William Burroughs” where WSB interviews members of the rock band. While it is not completely clear that the interview is actually conducted by Burroughs, he does ask the first question. Bound in wraps.

133. NME Magazine April 3, 1982 (UK: New Music Express), Burroughs contributes “Beat Meets Blank” a reprint of the interview with Devo, printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.

134. Semiotext(e) Vol. 4 no. 2, Burroughs contributes “Exterminating” bound in wraps.

135. Stereo Headphones No. 8-10 1982, Burroughs contributes a facsimile reproduction of the typescript of “The Future of the Novel” a magazine published in Australia and bound in wraps, limited to 1,000 copies.

136. Rampike Vol. 2 no. 3, Burroughs contributes “The Place of Dead Roads” bound in wraps.

137. DADA/Surrealism #10/11 (1982), Burroughs contributes several lengthy excerpts in “Freedom and Control in the Erotic Novel” by Arnold Weinstein, bound in wraps.

138. Beyond the Pale #2 (1982?), Burroughs contributes excerpts reproduced from Re/Search #5 (see above) to this British publication, bound in wraps. 

139. Grinning Idiot Literary Magazine (NY: 1982), Burroughs contributes “Heavily Muscled Randy Scott” and “Sung by the…” bound in wraps.

140. Poetry London/Apple Magazine No. 2 (1982), Burroughs contributes an excerpt of his address at the Planet Earth Conference from 1980 to “Deconstruction of the Countdown: A Space Age Mythology by Theatre of All Possibilities and William Burroughs,” UK publication bound in wraps.

1983

141. New Departures #15 (London: 1983), Burroughs contributes “Selections from The Place of Dead Roads” also includes photos and sketches of Burroughs, bound in wraps.

142. The Review of Contemporary Fiction Summer 1983, Burroughs contributes “Kerouac” to this special Jack Kerouac issue, bound in wraps.

143. Rampike Vol. 3 no. 2, Burroughs contributes “Diary Excerpts” bound in wraps.

144. This is Important #6, Burroughs contributes an excerpt from The Place of Dead Roads, folded and bound in wraps.

145. Vanity Fair November 1983, Burroughs contributes “The Baron Says These Things” includes photos of Burroughs, bound in wraps.

146. Cottonwood 31-32 (University of Kansas: 1983), subtitled Confluence: Contemporary Kansas Poetry, Burroughs contributes “From The Place of Dead Roads” bound in wraps.

1984

147. Christian Bourgois, Editeur c. 1984 [no number, no date], tabloid style publication announcing new and forthcoming publications. Burroughs contributes “Mon nom est Bill Burroughs…” and photos are included as well.

148. Kansas Alumni Magazine Vol. 82 no. 4 (January 1984), Special Issue on Writers at University of Kansas, Burroughs contributes “Remembering Jack Kerouac” bound in wraps.

149. New York Times Book Review February 19, 1984, Burroughs contributes “My Purpose is to Write for the Space Age” also an excerpt from and a review of The Place of Dead Roads, printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps. 

150. Review of Contemporary Fiction: William S. Burroughs Number Spring 1984, special issue devoted to criticism of Burroughs, who contributes “Creative Reading,” “Ruski” and “Revenge of the Ice Box” with photo of Burroughs holding Colt .45 pistol on the cover, bound in wraps. 

151. RE/Search No. 8/9 (1984), Burroughs contributes “Preface to the Atrocity Exhibition” to this special issue on J.G. Ballard. Also includes Ballard’s review of Burroughs work entitled “Mythmaker of the 20th Century” bound in wraps.

152. Fotografie #32/33 (1984), German photography and art journal with Burroughs contributing “Notizen zu Playback-Experimenten” as well as a quote on Brion Gysin. Also an article by Udo Breger that includes references to, and photos of, Burroughs. Bound in wraps.

153. The Advocate 3, no. 97 (June 26, 1984), Burroughs contributes “Thoughts on a Gay State” bound in wraps. 

154. Unmuzzled Ox No. 23 (1984), Burroughs contributes “My Punk Face is Death” to this issue entitled The Cantos (121-150) Ezra Pound, printed on fragile newsprint and spiral bound.

155. Popular Photography August 1984, Burroughs contributes “Street Smarts” with photos by Rob Walker, bound in wraps.

156. Pigeon December 1984 #1, prints “Burroughs on Writing” in this publication from the Naropa Institute, bound in wraps.

1985

157. Vanity Fair January 1985, Burroughs contributes “From Burroughs to Ginsberg 1951” also includes a long article on the Beats by John Tytell, bound in wraps.

158. Contemporary Literature Spring 1985 (Vol. 26 no. 1), prints several excerpts from Burroughs’ works in “Notes from the Orifice: Language and the Body in William Burroughs” by Robin Lydenberg, bound in wraps.

159. The Advocate no. 419 (April 30, 1985), Burroughs contributes an essay on Denton Welch, bound in wraps.

160. Frank #4 (Paris: Summer-Autumn 1985), Burroughs contributes “Ten Years and a Billion Dollars” bound in wraps.

161. Beatitude #33 (San Francisco: 1985), Burroughs contributes a photo he took of Kerouac, also prints a photo of Burroughs with Greg Corso, bound in wraps.

162. Aperture #101 (Winter 1985), Burroughs contributes “Robert Walker’s Spliced New York” bound in wraps.

163. Fusion West Magazine [no date] 1985, Burroughs contributes excerpts to “Picking What Comes” by Jeffrey Bartone, bound in wraps.

1986

164. Radium Magazine #1 (Spring 1986), Burroughs contributes “A Crimson Path They Go” bound in wraps with thick card covers.

165. Conjunctions #9 1986, Burroughs contributes “The Cat Inside” hardbound in dust jacket.

165a. _____ bound in wraps.  

166. This is Important #12 1986, Burroughs contributes an excerpt from The Place of Dead Roads, also prints a poem by John Giorno, and more, single sheet accordion folded.  

167. The Missouri Review Vol. 9 no. 2, Burroughs contributes “Meet Senor Kaposi” bound in wraps.

168. Augenblick #3 (Japan: 1986), Burroughs contributes “Death to the Future” in Japanese language to this curious little magazine from Japan, stapled wraps housed in a portfolio cover.

169. Guitar World July 1986, Burroughs contributes “The Jimmy and Bill Show” bound in wraps.

170. Quorum Vol. 2 no. 1 (1986), Burroughs contributes an excerpt from Naked Lunch that originally appeared in Crawdaddy magazine in 1975 to this literary journal from Zagreb, Yugoslavia, one of 1,000 copies, bound in wraps.

171. Harper’s Magazine November 1986, Burroughs contributes “Notes in an Interplanetary Bottle” part of a forum on space travel, bound in wraps.

172. Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine Winter 1986, Burroughs contributes “Shoot-Out in Boulder” bound in wraps.

Semiotext(e), SF, 1987

1987

173. Interrupt Now Magazine [undated but 1987], small ‘zine out of New Haven CT, Burroughs contributes a letter to the publisher dated April 1986, staple bound.

174. Omni Magazine April 1987 (New York: Omni Publications), Burroughs contributes “The Ghost Lemurs of Madagascar” bound in wraps.

175. Semiotext[e] #13 (1987), Burroughs contributes “Sects and Death” bound in wraps.

176. The Review of Contemporary Fiction Summer 1987, Burroughs contributes “Bacon and Proust” to this special “Samuel Beckett Number” bound in wraps.

177. Esquire Magazine September 1987, Burroughs contributes “The Valley” an excerpt from The Western Lands, bound in wraps.

178. The Water Row Review Vol. 1 (Sudbury MA: 1987), Burroughs contributes “Excerpt from The Western Lands” bound in wraps.

179. High Frontiers Annual #3, 1987, [item not seen] Burroughs contributes, no other information available.

1988

180. Spin Magazine April 1988, Burroughs contributes “Interview with Patti Smith” bound in wraps.

181. New Letters Vol. 55 #1 (Kansas City, MO: Fall 1988), Burroughs contributes “The Conspiracy” and “Lee and the Boys” bound in wraps.

182. Caliban #4 (Ann Arbor MI: 1988), Burroughs contributes “From Interzone: Lee and the Boys” bound in wraps.

183. Cuz #2 (NY: The Poetry Project 1988), Burroughs contributes “In the Café Central” bound in crème wraps.

184. [Titled in Greek] Magazine July 1988, reprints Burroughs’ interview with Patti Smith from 1979, text in Greek and never translated by Shoaf, bound in wraps.

185. Follow Me July/Aug 1988, Burroughs contributes “The Western Lands” in this Gentleman’s Magazine from Australia, also prints “Kansas Canvas” an interview with Burroughs including 4 photos, bound in wraps.

186. This is Important #15, Burroughs contributes an excerpt from The Western Lands, also prints a poem by John Giorno, and more, single sheet accordion folded. 

187. Paris Review No. 109 (Winter 1988), Burroughs contributes “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” bound in wraps.

188. Zero Hour Vol. 1 no. 1 (1988), prints “River City Reunion” with quotes by Burroughs and photo as well, printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps.

189. Avec Vol. 1 1988, Burroughs contributes excerpts from the previously unpublished ‘lost chapter’ of Naked Lunch, also Kyger, Broughton, S. Clay Wilson, et al. Bound in wraps.

190. Bombay Gin Vol. 1 no. 3 (new series 1988), [not seen] Burroughs contributes, bound in wraps.

1989

191. Conjunctions #13 1989, Burroughs contributes “Christ and the Museum of Extinct Species” bound in wraps.

192. Unmuzzled Ox #26 (New York: 1989), Burroughs contributes “My Punk Face is Death” printed on fragile newsprint, bound in wraps, folded as issued.

193. Borderline Magazine February/March 1989, Burroughs contributes quotes and original artwork in “Black Smokers and Shotgun Art” by Doug Hitchcock, bound in wraps.

194. Beat Scene Magazine #6 (Spring 1989), Burroughs contributes “Cut Ups and Cowboys” in quotes apparently taken from a 1978 interview, bound in wraps.

195. Whole Earth Review #63 (Summer 1989), Burroughs contributes an untitled “Body View” to this journal, bound in wraps.

196. ARTnews October 1989, Burroughs contributes a short definition of pornography, bound in wraps.

197. Impulse Magazine Winter 1989 (Toronto, Canada), Burroughs contributes “Blade Runner” bound in colorful wraps. 

198. Semiotext[e] #14 (Vol. 5 issue 2), Burroughs contributes “The CIA Reporter” and “The New Boy” bound in pictorial wraps.

199. The Kerouac Connection #17 (Spring 1989), Burroughs contributes untitled quotes, also prints a review of Morgan’s bibliography on Burroughs, bound in wraps.

200. Alpha Beat Soup # 6 (Montreal: Winter 89/90), Burroughs contributes “Dream Voices of Technical Tilly” this issue of contains a portion of unpublished and rare poems by Beat writers from the collection of Yugoslav poet and Beat translator Vojo Sindolic, bound in wraps.

201. The Fenris Wolf No. 1 (1989), Burroughs contributes “Points of Distinction Between Sedative and Consciousness Expanding Drugs” to this Swedish magazine, text in English, bound in wraps. Issue was reprinted in 1991.

202. Radium 226.05 Magazine #2 (Sweden: 1989), Burroughs contributes “The Conspiracy” from Interzone, bound in wraps.

203. Bombay Gin Vol. 2 no. 3 (new series 1989), [not seen] Burroughs contributes, bound in wraps.

1990

204. Spin Magazine February 1990, Burroughs contributes “Just Say No to Drug Hysteria” bound in wraps.

205. Impulse Vol. 15 no. 4 (Toronto, Canada), Burroughs contributes “Terry Tiger” also includes an interview with Burroughs by Eldon Garnet, bound in wraps.

206. Der Sanitater Nr. 3 (1990), Burroughs contributes “Sample 8.5 (Black Rider)” to this unusual German serial, extremely tall and thin and bound in wraps. Text in German.

207. Gendai Shi Techo September 1990, Burroughs contributes excerpts from a number of works (including Cities of the Red Night and Apocalypse) in this special issue devoted to his work, theory on beat writing and textual criticism. Text in Japanese, bound in wraps.

208. The Note Vol. 5 no. 11 (Lawrence KS: November 1990), [not seen] Burroughs contributes, bound in wraps.

209. Contemporanea #23 (December 1990), reproduces Burroughs’ artwork and includes an interview by Simone Ellis, bound in wraps.

210. Northwest EXTRA! Vol. I no. 12, (Olympia WA: 1990), Burroughs contributes an excerpt from Tornado Alley, called “Book of Shadows” illustrated with a reprint of the S. Clay Wilson plate that appears in the book, printed on fragile newsprint with drawing of Burroughs by R. Crumb on the front, bound in wraps. 

Grand Street, 37, 1991

1991

211. Grand Street #37 (New York: 1991), Burroughs contributes “The War Universe” bound in pictorial wraps.

212. Mondo 2000 Issue 3 (Berkeley CA: Winter 1991), Burroughs contributes “A Thanksgiving Prayer” bound in wraps.

213. Red Bass #15 (New Orleans: 1991), Burroughs contributes the cover artwork entitled “People of the Lie/The Lie Decade” for this journal. Bound in wraps.

214. Dazed & Confused Issue 1, 1991 (London: UK), Burroughs contributes “A Thanksgiving Prayer” to this one shot (?) publication, bound in wraps.

215. Kunstforum International Bd. 112 (Marz/April 1991), Burroughs contributes samples of his artwork to this interview by Paolo Bianchi, text in German, bound in wraps.

216. Mondo 2000 Issue 4 (Spring 1991), Burroughs contributes “A Couple of Bohos Shooting the Breeze: William S. Burroughs and Timothy Leary in Conversation” which would seem to be a transcribed interview of some sort, except that there is no interviewer. Burroughs is credited since he leads off the discussion. Bound in wraps.

217. Bouillabaisse #1 (?) (alpha beat press: 1991), Burroughs contributes “Dream Voices of Technical Tilly” also features Theo Green and a cast of thousands, bound in wraps.

1992

218. Unmuzzled Ox Vol .1 no. 2 (2/92), [not seen] Burroughs contributes, unrelated to the earlier publication with this title, bound in wraps..

219. NYCS Weekly Breeder May 20, 1992, Burroughs contributes facsimiles of two postcards addressed to Tim Mancuso, bound in wraps.

220. Paris Review No. 124 (Fall 1992), Burroughs contributes “The Cat Inside” bound in wraps.

221. Ruh Roh #1 (December 1992), Burroughs contributes “The Piper” plus artwork to the first and only issue of this title, Mark Ewert and Mitchell Watkin’s collection from early ’90s underground comic artists, bound in wraps. 

1993

222. Nerve #1 (March 1993), Burroughs contributes “A Thanksgiving Prayer” to “Bono Vox Meets William Burroughs” by Legs McNeil and Patrick Quinn, bound in wraps.

223. Flash Art (Milan, Italy) October 1993, Burroughs contributes “Painting and Guns” an excerpt from the work recently published by Hanuman Press (See Section I, No. 67), text in English, bound in wraps.

224. Platinum December 1993, Burroughs contributes “Excerpt from Junky” also included is an excerpt from Kentucky Ham by William Burroughs, Jr. Bound in wraps.

1994

225. Kaos Magick: Journal of the I.O.T USA Summer 1994 (Vol. 1 no. 1), Burroughs contributes “Frater Dahlfa Addresses the Pact” an essay transcribed from a video presentation at the meeting of the International Illuminates of Thanateros in Lockenhaus, August 1994. Includes photo of Burroughs, bound in black wraps.

226. Caliban #14, Burroughs contributes “From My Education: A Book of Dreams” bound in wraps.

227. Harper’s December 1994, Burroughs contributes “You Are What You Eat” from My Education, bound in wraps.

1995

228. Grand Street #51 (New York: Winter 1995), Burroughs contributes “A Book of Dreams” bound in pictorial wraps.

229. Outside Magazine March 1995, Burroughs contributes “Floods” bound in wraps.

230. Grand Street #54, Burroughs contributes “Ghost of Chance” bound in pictorial wraps.

1996

231. Chicago Review Vol. 42 nos. 3 & 4, Subtitled Fifty Years: A Retrospective Issue, Burroughs contributes “Excerpt: Naked Lunch” and other contributors include a veritable who’s who of literature including Beat writers, bound in wraps.

1997

232. Rolling Stone Magazine #761 (May 29, 1997), the Life of Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), with tributes to him by William Burroughs and others, many photos including Burroughs, bound in wraps.

233. First Intensity #9 (Summer 1997), Burroughs contributes “Six Paintings” accompanied with an essay by Jim McCrary with quotes by Burroughs. Bound in wraps with illustration by S. Clay Wilson on cover.

234. New Yorker Magazine Aug. 18, 1997, Burroughs contributes “Last Words” which are the complete entries from his diary during the period May 3 until Aug. 1, the day before his passing, bound in wraps.  

235. Cerdos & Peces September 1997, Burroughs contributes “Kerouac” in this Brazilian periodical, bound in wraps.

236. Hot Press September 1997, prints “Dead Man Walking” by Olaf Tyarabsen and includes a quote by Burroughs, also Burroughs contributes “A Thanksgiving Prayer” bound in wraps.

237. Grand Street #59 (Vol. 15 no. 3), Burroughs contributes “Port of Entry” with Brion Gysin, bound in wraps.

238. Five Points Vol. 2 no. 1 (Atlanta: Fall 1997), Burroughs contributes “Bucktooth Sheriff” to this literary journal from Georgia State University, bound in wraps.

239. Juice Magazine October 1997, Burroughs contributes “Kicking” from Junky to this Australian monthly, bound in wraps.

240. HQ Magazine #55 (November-December 1997), Burroughs contributes a quote to this remembrance entitled “Missing the Beat” by Jack Ames, includes numerous photos. Bound in wraps.

241. Aperture Magazine No. 146 (Winter 1997), reproduces an image from Burroughs’ Dream Book and prints “William Burroughs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Pariah or Pope?” bound in wraps.

1998

242. Shift Magazine May 1998 (Toronto, Canada), Burroughs contributes quotes in this transcript of the last meeting of Burroughs, Ginsberg, and Bowles, in 1995, and they describe the early days of the Beat movement. Transcribed from a documentary film on Bowles by Jennifer Baichwal, includes many photos, bound in wraps.

243. ppHOO January 1998 (Calcutta, India), Burroughs contributes “The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin” to this journal referred on the cover as Revue Poetique Internationale and inside as Revue Poetique Intercontinentale. Edited by Pradip Choudhuri, text in English, French, and Bengali, bound in wraps.

244. Ha’meorer #4 (1998), Burroughs contributes “Twilight’s Last Gleamings” to this Israeli literary journal, text in Hebrew, bound in wraps.

1999

245. Bombay Gin #25 (1999), Burroughs contributes “Swine, Swine… Wherefore Art thou Swine” which is previously unpublished. One of 750 copies, bound in wraps.

246. Your Little Empire #1, Burroughs contributes an untitled excerpt from The Wild Boys to this fanzine of the Manic Street Preachers, a Welsh band nearly unknown in USA, photocopied sheets stapled on edge.

2000

247. FreeThought Quarterly Vol. 2 no. 2 (Fall 2000), an issue dedicated to Burroughs that prints the previously unpublished work “Words of Advice for Young People” and also includes interviews and photos, printed tabloid style with drawing of Burroughs by R. Crumb on cover, folded as issued.

247a. _____ one of 26 lettered copies of the tabloid, not folded and with a blue cover.

247b. _____ one of 150 numbered copies of the tabloid, not folded and with a red cover.

247c. _____ this copy stamped “publisher’s copy.” One of five according to publisher.

248. Harper’s February 2000, Burroughs contributes “Cats, Now and Forever” bound in wraps.

2001

249. Modernism 20th Century Art & Design Magazine, Fall 2001, Vol. 4, No. 3, prints “Art of the Beats” and reproduces Burroughs art, bound in wraps.

2002

250. First Intensity #17 (2002), Burroughs contributes “Notes on Frisk” bound in wraps.

251. du Magazine #731 (November 2002), Burroughs contributes “Dead Man Blues” to this Swiss magazine. Originally printed in The Western Lands, it is reproduced here in English. Bound in wraps.

252. Der Sanitater No. 9, Burroughs contributes “Last Words” in this German tribute to Allen Ginsberg, bound in wraps.

253. Urban Culture October 2002 (#1), Burroughs contributes “Last Words” to this German monthly, bound in wraps.

2003

254. Another Magazine #5 (Autumn/Winter 2003), Burroughs contributes “Excerpt – The Future of the Novel” which originally appeared in Transatlantic Review in 1962, bound in wraps.

255. Weirdly Supernatural Issue 2 (2004), Burroughs contributes “Ghost Stories on Cigarette Cards” to this British publication. Bound in wraps.

2005

256. Interzone: The Hedi Slimame Purple Book [Special Edition of Purple Fashion #4], Burroughs contributes “Extract From Interzone” to this item published in Paris, text in English, bound in wraps.

2007

257. Inkblot Eleven (November 2007), Burroughs contributes an unpublished painting for cover art, collaborative cut-ups with Gysin, and an unpublished postcard. Also includes Udo Breger, Fred Dettlebeck, and Jurgen Ploog on Burroughs. One of fifty copies printed, bound in wraps.

See also Not in Maynard & Miles: C Items.

This bibliography of publications by William S. Burroughs derives from Eric C. Shoaf’s Collecting William S. Burroughs in Print: A Checklist and is published online courtesy of the author, who retains all rights. Published by RealityStudio in January 2010.

2 thoughts on “C Items

  1. Hello Eric Shoaf, Many thanks for including the appearance of “Fear tne the Monkey” in Pearl. I thought it had been entirely forgotten.
    All good wishes to you,
    Gregory Stephenson

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