Biography

A Visit to William S. Burroughs at the Beat Hotel in Summer, 1958

Author Gael Turnbull
Date 19 May 2010 [1958]
Subject Vacationing in Paris in the summer of 1958, the Scottish poet Gael Turnbull kept a journal documenting his visits to William Burroughs and Gregory Corso at the Beat Hotel.
Link A Visit to William S. Burroughs at the Beat Hotel in Summer, 1958

Burroughs in London

Author Heathcote Williams
Date 19 Feb 2014
Subject Poet and playwright Heathcote Williams recalls his years of friendship with William Burroughs.
Link Burroughs in London

Enter Mister Maurice

Author William Levy
Date 5 May 2014
Subject William Levy (known to fans of William Burroughs for Insect Trust Gazette, Suck, and International Times) offers a vibrant memoir of Maurice Girodias, publisher of Olympia Press.
Link Enter Mister Maurice

William S. Burroughs Memorial Service

Author RealityStudio
Date 1997
Subject Collection of materials, including Tim Miller’s eulogy, relating to the memorial service held shortly after Burroughs’ death in August 1997
Link William S. Burroughs Memorial Service

Hikuta!: Burroughs and His Guns

Author Tom Peschio
Date 12 March 2009
Subject Tom Peschio provides an insider’s glimpse of a “dangerous guy” and his guns.
Link Hikuta!: Burroughs and His Guns

In Cold Blood: William Burroughs’ Curse on Truman Capote

Author Thom Robinson
Date 11 July 2011
Subject Thom Robinson explains how, in an unpublished “Open Letter to Truman Capote,” William Burroughs placed a curse on the author of In Cold Blood.
Link In Cold Blood: William Burroughs’ Curse on Truman Capote

An Encounter with William Burroughs at Alexander Trocchi’s Bookshop

Author Robin Marchesi
Date 6 May 2010
Subject A mysterious stranger at Alexander Trocchi’s bookshop turns out to be William S. Burroughs.
Link An Encounter with William Burroughs at Alexander Trocchi’s Bookshop

Like Mother, Like Son

Author Graham Rae
Date 2008
Subject Investigation into Laura Lee Burroughs (William Burroughs’ mother) and the flower-arranging books she penned for the Coca-Cola company
Link Like Mother, Like Son

William S. Burroughs and Joy Division

Author RealityStudio
Date 2008
Subject A dossier of materials about Ian Curtis, legendary frontman of Joy Division, and the admiration he felt for Burroughs, even after a disappointing meeting in 1979.
Link William S. Burroughs and Joy Division

William S. Burroughs and Kurt Cobain: A Dossier

Author RealityStudio
Date 2007
Subject A dossier of materials documenting Kurt Cobain’s admiration for and meeting with William Burroughs
Link William S. Burroughs and Kurt Cobain: A Dossier

Burroughs Landmarks

Author RealityStudio
Date 2007
Subject Some notes on Burroughs’ grave in St. Louis and Burroughs Creek in Kansas
Link Burroughs Landmarks
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