Don't Hide the Madness
Don't Hide the Madness
William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
Edited by Steven Taylor


In Don't Hide The Madness, the fathers of the Beat movement converse about deeply intimate and personal history while gathered at Burroughs' house in Lawrence, Kansas. The conversation includes discussion of:

-David Cronenberg’s film adaptation of Burroughs’ classic novel Naked Lunch

-Shamanism, including a detailed description of the shamanic exorcism of the demon Burroughs believes forced him to kill his common-law wife in 1951

-Literary associates, influences, techniques, and insights

-Punk rock’s contributions to counterculture lore

With the current political landscape mirroring many aspects of the early Beat period, Don't Hide The Madness is particularly timely. Interest in both authors’ work is on the rise. Many consider these legendary icons’ perspectives to particularly be prophetic. Don't Hide the Madness features a newly-commissioned illustration of Burroughs and Ginsberg by celebrated artist R. Crumb on the cover, as well as 17 rare photos by Ginsberg, many taken during the session.

Title Don't Hide the Madness
Subtitle William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
Edited by Steven Taylor
Publisher Three Rooms Press
Title First Published 16 October 2018
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1941110703
ISBN-13 9781941110706
Publication Date 16 October 2018
Weight 32 oz.
 


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