From: "David Morris" <sleepnotwork@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 11:56:12 -0500
I'm only just beginning to realize how fortunate I was to have been
introduced to Burroughs at a very young age. He's increasingly recognized
as a true visionary, and I can see him truly becoming an academic hot topic
in the next few years.
There's a collection I can tentatively recommend called "Burroughs and
Globalization." I forget the editors. I read a good bit of it and found it
interesting, but it's really just a start in coming to terms with exactly
how much and how clearly Burroughs saw of the workings of power.
I can strongly recommend "Cities of the Red Night," one of Burroughs' most
accessible novels, published in the early eighties. It's probabably at
least as prescient as Naked Lunch.