William S. Burroughs reads Naked Lunch > Reading Naked Lunch
William S. Burroughs, 1914-1997
William S. Burroughs reads from Naked Lunch
Reel-to-reel audio tape [n.d.], William S. Burroughs Papers
Columbia’s collection of William S. Burroughs material includes a reel-to-reel tape with Burroughs reading several excerpts from Naked Lunch. Included here are “The Rube,” “Meeting of International Conference of Technological Psychiatry,” and “The Exterminator Does a Good Job.” The audio tape also includes an unidentified British radio program, suggesting that the recording was made during the time Burroughs lived in London (c. 1960-1972).
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