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Summary: Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner's 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch) was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director's nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Includes on-screen appearances by Allen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BUR

Burroughs, William S.

Summary: Explores the life, work, and performance style of writer William S. Burroughs through a series of readings in Scandinavia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Microcinema 2010

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Burroughs, William S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seaver Books 1986

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Burroughs, William S.

Summary: "On August 14, 1944, Lucien Carr, a friend of William S. Burroughs from St. Louis, stabbed a man named David Kammerer with a Boy Scout knife and threw his body in the Hudson River. For eight years, Kammerer had fawned over the younger Carr, but that night something happened: either Carr had had enough or he was forced to defend himself." "The next day, his clothes stained with blood, Carr went...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2008

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Burroughs, William S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Mississippi 1999

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Burroughs, William S.

Contents: K-9 was in combat with the alien mind-screens (13:29) -- Origin and theory of the tape cut-ups (3:43) -- Recalling all active agents (1:25) -- Silver smoke of dreams (4:50) -- Junky relations (2:56) -- Joujouka (1:30) -- Curse go back (1:12) -- Present time exercises (2:18) -- Joujouka (:43) -- Working with the popular forces (2:37) -- Interview with Mr. Martin (2:59) -- Joujouka (1:26) --...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Sub Rosa 2001

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Burroughs, William S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2001

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Burroughs, William S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2000

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Burroughs, William S.

Summary: Bill Lee, an addict and hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world, in an edition that features restored text, archival material, and an essay on psychoactive drugs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2009

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Burroughs, William S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador USA/Holt 2001

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Burroughs, William S.

Summary: Presenting a glimpse into the private life of the misunderstood writer, this collection of letters from the 1960s and 1970s reveals the era in which Burroughs became an influential artistic and cultural leader beyond the literary world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2012

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Burroughs, William S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: High Risk Books 1995

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Summary: Filmmaker Chuck Workman explores the lives, works and influence of four leading lights of the "Beat Generation" of the 1950s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Cutting back and forth between archival footage of his subjects and readings of selections from the authors' works, he creates a fast-paced collage of images that show how the Beats became the dominant...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2000

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SOU

Summary: 1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel became a haven for a new breed of artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America. The hotel soon turned into an epicenter of Beat writing that produced some of the most important works of the Beat generation. It came to be known as the Beat Hotel. Alan Govenar's feature documentary The Beat Hotel explores this amazing place and time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2012

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Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Sotpackan 2014

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Summary: "Experience fifteen years in the life of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FOR

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Contents: The seven souls (Bill Laswell) (5:47) -- The western lands (Talvin Singh) (6:36) -- The western lands (DJ Soul Slinger) (5:09) -- The road to the western lands (Spring Hill Jack) (6:17) -- Joan's haunted hints at the gate to the western lands (The Audio Janitor) (6:37) -- Seven souls (The secret name) (Bill Laswell) (10:37) -- The western lands (A dangerous road mix) (Material) (8:31).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Triloka/Mercury 1998

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Summary: Award-winning docu-drama about the king of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac. Combines rare footage featuring Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and William Burroughs with music by Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and Zoot Sims.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Goldhil Video 2003

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Summary: William Burroughs: the Beats éminence grise, "literary outlaw," culture hero to generations of poets, musicians, artists, and filmmakers who had their minds blown by his 1959 classic, banned-in-America "Naked Lunch." This film covers his life in a straightforward manner, but the portrait drawn is at odds with the character who wrote in outlandish graphic detail about then-forbidden sexuality in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Yonilizer Productions 2011

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WIL

Summary: Part-time pest-control man and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Weller) seeks escape from his troubled existence in 1953 New York and flees to Interzone (a hallucinatory version of Tangiers) where reality and fantasy have merged. It's a strange, surreal landscape inhabited by mugwumps, half-alien, half-insect creatures, man-sized centipedes, carnivorous typewriters and bizarre humans. Compelled...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2003

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