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William S. Burroughs with a copy of Naked Lunch at the Beat Hotel, 1959

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Thomas Antonic contributes “The White Russian Countess: On Ilse Herzfeld Klapper and Her Marriage to William Burroughs,” an excerpt from his forthcoming book Amongst Nazis: William S. Burroughs in Vienna 1936/37 (Moloko Print, spring 2020)

Registration for the Paris and London installments of CUT-UPS@60 is now open! Head over to the official conference page at the European Beat Studies Network to register or to check out the schedule, which includes an exciting range of speakers and performers. CUT-UPS@60 is a conference to be held in London and Paris, September 2020, honoring the 60th anniversary of the invention of the cut-up technique.

Christophe Becker offers an interview with Klaus Maeck, the creator of the films Decoder and William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers.

Eric Shoaf presents an epic interview with Richard Aaron of Am Here Books. And unfortunately RealityStudio notes the passing of Eric Shoaf too.

The most recent installments of Jed’s Find of the Week series:

RealityStudio is proud to make Michael Stevens’ The Road to Interzone: Reading William S. Burroughs Reading available as a free PDF download. Road to Interzone, a bibliography of Burroughs’ reading, is one of the indispensable reference works on the author.






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