Ira Silverberg’s « Everything is Permitted : The Making Of Naked Lunch » (The movie)
That is also reprinted in the Naked Lunch DVD booklet.
Also, the introduction to the Collected Checkered Demon by S. Clay Wilson is credited as being written by William Burroughs and Leonardo DiCaprio. That has to top the list of unexpected pairings. I have not, however, gotten a copy of the book yet to check it out.
Maybe it's not that
surprising, considering DiCaprio's work in that movie about Rimbaud "Total Eclipse" (I think that was the name, it's been awhile). Pretty good movie. Maybe there is more to him than "Growing Pains" and "Titanic" seem to indicate.
I agree that there is more to him then a lot of people want to allow. After the monsterous success of Titanc he became a super-heartthrob and a lot people seem to still think of him as that. The bulk of his work I think is great, What Eating Gilbert Grape, Total Eclipse, Gangs of New York, Basketball Diaries (another link to Burroughs), Romeo and Juliet. He is one of the best actors working today and he's only like 31 or 32. So I think there is great work ahead. That beign said, I was still surprised to see his name beside Burroughs in the intro to something as strange as a Checkered Demon collection.