RealityStudio is the web’s leading resource dedicated to William S. Burroughs and the underground press in the 1960s.
Updated the page on the 1962 International Writers’ Conference with new documentary materials furnished by Graham Rae.
Graham Rae interviews Chris Kelso about his new book Burroughs and Scotland: Dethroning The Ancients: The Commitment Of Exile.
James Grauerholz, William Burroughs’ long-time friend and manager, as well as current steward of the Burroughs Estate, offers a thoughtful, revealing take on his relationship with Burroughs on the Wake Island Broadcast podcast. A must-listen!
Moloko Print has just put out three new must-have Burroughs books. The first is a new edition of Minutes to Go and the second is a new edition of The Exterminator — two foundational cut-up works which have been newly edited and contextualized by Oliver Harris. The third is a 1960 cut-up work titled BATTLE INSTRUCTIONS. Never before published, this “new” work has also been artfully assembled and edited by Oliver Harris. RealityStudio will feature more about these and the new edition of Dead Fingers Talk soon.
A review of the brilliant BATTLE INSTRUCTIONS by William S. Burroughs, newly published by Moloko Print.
On the 61st anniversary of the book’s publication, RealityStudio is proud to share “Secrets of the Olympia Press Naked Lunch.” Pirates, print run, points of distinction — what you thought you knew about the publication history of Naked Lunch was wrong.
Professor Rob Johnson, author of The Lost Years of William S. Burroughs: Beats in South Texas and other works, contributes two texts. The first, “A Note on ‘The Great Peters’ in Burroughs’ Word,” explores a historical source for the hanging trope in Burroughs’ work. The second, “Old Arch,” is the last story completed by William S. Burroughs. It is reproduced from The Beatest State In The Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writings with the kind permission of James Grauerholz and the William S. Burroughs Estate.
Thomas Antonic contributes “The White Russian Countess: On Ilse Herzfeld Klapper and Her Marriage to William Burroughs,” an excerpt from his book Amongst Nazis: William S. Burroughs in Vienna 1936/37 (Moloko Print, spring 2020)
- Bibliographic Bunker by Jed Birmingham
- Texts by William S. Burroughs
- Bibliography by Eric Shoaf
- APO-33 by William S. Burroughs
- Black Mountain Review
- Burroughs in Men’s Mags
- Burroughs Text in January 1960 Mademoiselle
- Bulletin from Nothing
- C Press
- Evergreen Review
- Floating Bear
- Fuck You Press
- The Last Times
- Locus Solus
- My Own Mag
- Nova Broadcast
- Time by William S. Burroughs
- The Word (Naked Lunch Outtake) in Swank
- Death in Paris by Carl Weissner
- The Fluke by Jacques Stern
- Flesh Film by Jürgen Ploog
- Retaking the Universe by Davis Schneiderman, Philip Walsh, Edward S. Robinson
- The Road to Interzone: Reading William S. Burroughs Reading by Michael Stevens
- The Mouth Inside: The Voices of Naked Lunch by Ian MacFadyen
- Burroughs / Balch Video Experiment by Jan Herman and William S. Burroughs
- Enter Mister Maurice by William Levy
- Burroughs in London by Heathcote Williams
- Towers Open Fire Screenplay
- William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard
- A Word Is a Word Is a Collage (1965)
- William S. Burroughs, Jacques Stern, and The Fluke
- Confusion’s Masterpiece: Re-Editing William S. Burroughs’ First Trilogy by Oliver Harris
- From Dr Mabuse to Doc Benway: The Myths and Manuscripts of Naked Lunch by Oliver Harris
- Cutting up the Archive: William Burroughs and the Composite Text by Oliver Harris
- A Visit to William S. Burroughs at the Beat Hotel in Summer, 1958 by Gael Turnbull
- Death in Paris by Carl Weissner
- Hikuta!: Burroughs and His Guns
- William S. Burroughs and Joy Division
- Henry Miller and William Burroughs: A Letter