William S. Burroughs’ “Writings” on eBay

williamburroughsYou can now find some new writ­ings of the Beat author William S. Bur­roughs on eBay. What’s up for bid here is not a long lost nov­el, or an ear­ly draft of Naked Lunch. Nope, it’s sim­ply Bur­roughs’ shop­ping list, a lit­tle note remind­ing him to pick up some cans of Coke, cat food, vod­ka, Triscuits, and oth­er banal things. Buy it here for a cool $495.  All cred­it on this one goes to Boing­Bo­ing, which, by the way, is also fea­tur­ing today a free down­load of Sean Williams’ Dar­win­ian reli­gion nov­el Crooked Let­ter.

A quick PS: one of our read­ers claims this is a pho­to of Bur­roughs shop­ping. This has not been ver­i­fied, but if you’re curi­ous what it might have looked like to put the shop­ping list in action, here it goes. :)

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