imkittymyers at hotmail dot com
Monday, July 11, 2005
BOOK NEWS III
The only reason I'm posting this at all is because William Burroughs was supposedly an "icon in the counterculture movement" and "was considered a leading member of the Beat Generation." Reading that just cracked me up! I mean, really, look at the old geezer. I'll probably live to regret that bit of snarkiness when I'm a geezerette.
Historic designation for Burroughs' home sought
Lawrence city commissioners tonight may make it a little easier to remember. Commissioners will consider approving a recommendation by the city’s Historic Resources Commission to place the former home of renowned but controversial author William S. Burroughs on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
James Grauerholz — longtime friend and current executor of Burroughs’ estate — said the move was appropriate, even though he acknowledged that the writer was far from being universally loved. Burroughs accidentally shot and killed his wife during a “William Tell” game in 1951 in Mexico City and was a frequent drug user.