Burroughs, Dadaism, and the Language Virus

First off, I will get this out of the way now: I love me some William S. Burroughs, I think he was one of America’s greatest literary geniuses.  While Ginsberg and the rest of the Beats sought to open people’s minds, Burroughs literary works aimed to blow them apart.  His more expirimental works would push, or downright annihilate, every conceivable boundary in the literary world.  While on the surface appearing to be some of the most obtuse and abstract works in the English language, closer reading reveals some of the most insightful and in depth commentary on the human condition ever committed to page. Continue reading

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