Sunday, February 5, 2012

William S. Burroughs

"He believed that language was a virus that had achieved equilibrium with its human host, and that “blocks” of language and thought enforced convention, making it necessary to find techniques, from cut-ups to e-meters, to break the patterns."
From Luc Santes' review of  Rub Out the Words. The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1959-1974 in this Sunday's New York Times.

Photo source: UBO (Unidentified Blog Object)

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