William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg

Late last year, Three Rooms Press published Don’t Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg was MANY things including a patron of EGC Bishop Harry Smith. William S. Burroughs was not known as a working mage… likely because his other pursuits and achievements grabbed everyone’s attention; but he discussed magick enough in his work and detailed a number of magical workings in conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orride. Amazon’s description says:

“Two seminal figures of the Beat movement, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, discuss literary influences and personal history in a never-before-published three-day conversation following the release of the David Cronenberg film of Burroughs’ classic novel Naked Lunch. The visit coincided with the shamanic exorcism of the demon that Burroughs believed had caused him to fatally shoot his common law wife, Joan Vollmer Burroughs, in 1951―the event that Burroughs believed had driven his work as a writer. The conversation is interspersed with photographs by Ginsberg revealing Burroughs’s daily activities from his painting studio to the shooting range. DON’T HIDE THE MADNESS presents an important, hitherto unpublished primary document of the Beat Generation.”


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