To mark the 50th Anniversary of the publication of William S. Burroughs’s novel Naked Lunch, there will be a series of celebratory events October 8-10, 2009 held by Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and New York University (NYU). For a full schedule of 50th Anniversary events, please see the announcement.
William Burroughs at his writing machine, New York, fall 1953. One of numerous, rarely seen photographs taken by Allen Ginsberg that feature in a special Gallery section of Naked Lunch@50,
here Ginsberg’s Kodak Retina records a crucial moment for Burroughs, as he worked on the manuscripts of “Queer” and “Yage” before heading off towards Tangier and the writing of Naked Lunch
(Courtesy of the Allen Ginsberg Trust and Stanford University Library.)
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