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Book Review: Naked Lunch: The Restored Text by William S. Burroughs

Sanguine poetry dressed in the sex and suffering of addiction.

That’s how I wish I could describe Naked Lunch.

Addiction is horrifying. Worse than any disease, more debilitating than any ordinary suffering, it is the surrender of one’s identity to a single moment of weakness. 534 more words

Book Review

6 Facts You May Not Know About American Authors (Infographic)

It’s the 4th of July, so I thought I’d celebrate with my American readers by sharing some unusual facts about some well-known American authors. 

Happy 4th of July!

Books

4th of July Series: 10 American Books You Have To Read

In celebration of Independence Day (a classic American Holiday), I’ve chosen not to focus on the negatives of U.S. politics and, instead provide you with the best of the best. 745 more words

4th July

a shower of one summer word after another

humid mist, humid mist, blissful wince in the shower as the water splish, splashes on yesterday’s sunburn, sizzling pinches, hot rich breaths on my shoulders lounging, loafing, stuck by sweat on the leather sofa stolen from the street looking neat in my garden nestled between healthy nettles and the roses for cheeks on english roses, english noses which lead on, follow the leader leader leader to the park, to the grass which couldn’t be greener greener greener, its been a long time since I’ve seen ya, how are ya? 568 more words

Poems

House of America, at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre (review)

The house in House of America is not in America at all, rather it’s in a village in South Wales right next to an open-cast mine which is ominous in presence and overshadows the house where Mam (Lowri Lewis) lives with her three children. 646 more words

Reviews

March-April 1946 - Kerouac & New Prose

Kerouac’s planned novel is less about Galloway than it is of his impressions. It is even less about the city than it is of a submersion into a phantasmagoria of new sensations that had assaulted him from the early to late-1940s. 1,183 more words