Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg.
Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg

Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg

ISBN: 9781941110706
New York, NY: Three Rooms Press, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. "The fathers of the Beat movement, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, converse about deeply intimate and personal history in this free flowing, days-long dialog, edited by longtime Ginsberg collaborator Steven Taylor. Topics include literature that influenced their writing, shamanism and its usefulness in modern society, favorite punk rock musicians, and the need for art to counter oppressiveness. They also discuss in depth the making of Naked Lunch, the film adaptation of Burroughs' acclaimed novel. An essential addition to the Beat canon." (back cover) Transcriptions of lengthy, deep conversations between William S. Burroughs & Allen Ginsberg, recorded by Ginsberg during a visit to WSB's home in Lawrence, Kansas during March 18-22, 1992. Lightly edited & with an introduction by Steven Taylor, who was Ginsberg's assistant & collaborator for the last two decades of his life. Offered here is the first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page, hardcover issued without dust jacket featuring an illustration of WSB & Ginsberg by the ingenious underground comix master Robert Crumb on front board. With many reproductions of photographs, mostly contemporary with the time of the visit & taken by Ginsberg. An essential WSB-Ginsberg Beat Generation-legacy testament, full of insight & reflection by these towering literary figures late in their legendary lives. As Barry Miles, the great biographer who knew & worked with them both, writes among the laudatory blurbs at the beginning of this volume: "Steven Taylor's transcriptions of Bill & Allen's table talk are so accurate that it is just like being there with them: Bill restless, changing the subject- Allen doggedly pursuing his point. I learned much from it. If only we had them with us now." In very fine, virtually as-new condition inside & out with only a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine as issued. Very Fine. [Item #3488]

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