Feb 5, 2008
Today is the birthday of William S. Burroughs
I'm reminded of this fact, by the always fascinating site Band of Thebes, who give an overview of his queer-ness (is that a word?)
I've only read one of his books, I'm ashamed to say, the late The Western Lands, and didn't much take to it, and try as I might, I've never been able to get through Naked Lunch. Maybe one day.
Anyway,he's a fellow westbanker.
Well, for a while at least.
Back in the late 40's he and his wife and young son moved to Algiers Point...sometime before he shot her. Just a bit of time on the Westbank can do that to a person. Neal Cassady and Kerouac visited him here, so it seems.
One day, when I get a camera, I intend to get a photo of that house. Actually, I'm getting together a tour of sorts....well, in my mind at least.