William S. Burroughs’ Short Class on Creative Reading



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These lectures were recorded in August 1979 at Naropa University in Boulder, CO

Part 1 — The first half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs’s novel, The Soft Machine.

Part 2 — The second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs’s novel, The Soft Machine.

You can find the course listed in the Literature section of our big collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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