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Junkie read by WSB online for free

If you're a fan of William Burroughs' work, a complete reading of Junkie, by William Burroughs himself, has recently appeared online, for free. Junkie (alternately titled Junky) is a 1953 semi-autobiographical novel by William S. Burroughs, published initially under the pseudonym "William Lee". It was his first published novel and has come to be considered a seminal text on the lifestyle of heroin addicts in the early 1950s. Also some Burroughs movies, which include The Cut-Up Films, interviews, Burroughs The Movie and Shotgun Paintings.
posted by nickyskye on Aug 7, 2012 - 18 comments

Legs no less!

Two Christmases previously, but still a classic: Francis Coppola's and William Burroughs's The Junky's Christmas. Now on YouTube in four parts: 1 2 3 4 [more inside]
posted by clarknova on Dec 25, 2010 - 10 comments

Confusion’s Masterpiece

...in this life we have to take things as we find them as the torso murderer said when he discovered his victim was a quadruple amputee. Oliver Harris on Re-Editing William S. Burroughs' First Trilogy
posted by juv3nal on Oct 13, 2010 - 3 comments

A Day in the Death of...

A Day in the Death of Donny B is a 1969 short film/docudrama following the life of a junky.
posted by snsranch on Mar 12, 2008 - 6 comments

Stuck Like Chuck

Stuck Like Chuck - A Philadelphia writer's sad, brief but captivating observations of another's seemingly constant return to self-destruction; in turn, unflinchingly relating his own struggle.
posted by AlexReynolds on Feb 4, 2005 - 10 comments

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