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Pondering Burroughs’ life, work, and (un)happiness

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is a new documentary by Chicago Director Yony Leyser, in collaboration with BulletProof Film, Inc. Complete with footage and interviews with luminaries such as John Waters, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, and indie rockstars Sonic Youth. Peter Weller, who played Burroughs in David Cronenberg’s fairly decent adaptation of Naked Lunch (I loved Cronenberg’s talking and noshing typewriter and his unapologetic homoerotic, sci-fi tone from the novel), provides the narration.

Central to the documentary, of course, is Naked Lunch, Burroughs’ seminal novel and the subject of a government ban when it was published in the U.S. in the 50’s. Crazy to think our government would intercede in the arts on such a minute level, claiming indecency as its main argument.

Nice to think that in 2009, Naked Lunch has gone from fringe to canon.


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» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
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