I keep seeing this article about William Burroughs linked everywhere, as though it was somehow the definitive word on him.
I don’t think so.
Is it supposed to be news that Burroughs was a drug addict and did some really shitty things, and was neurotic? Or that he had an “Ugly Spirit”? Has anyone read a biography of him, or paid attention to his writing? Parts two and three are worse, ending in a clumsy Freshman Comp “conclusion” paragraph that says exactly nothing.
What is wrong with “internet culture” that a mediocre 5-7 page undergraduate literature class paper that deserves about a B+ is linked all over the place as canonical, innovative, fascinating?
READ A BOOK, EVERYONE!