Today is William S. Burroughs’s Birthday!
If you’re not familiar with William S. Burroughs, then you’re not a literature nut or a pop-culture fan. This guy did it all. Mainly through a syringe, but sometimes through a typewriter. His work is surreal, to say the least, and ground breaking. It’s really mind-bending work. He wrote a majority of his most well known work while stoned out of his mind on heroin, or some other substance. Few subjects were taboo for him and his work is both frightening and intense. It worries at the edges of your reality like a determined dog trying to escape confinement. Even the attempt to read his work will expand your horizons.
Happy Birthday, Bill, where ever you ended up.
You can find a biography of William S. Burroughs here.
And you can find his work that is in print, here.