Happy Thanksgiving, Guys

Submitted by: LordJim 3 weeks ago in Entertainment


A Thanksgiving prayer, by William S. Burroughs.
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Male 6
Not so long ago, one student asked me to help with research paper on the topic of the history of one of the American holidays. We chose the Thanksgiving Day. Did you know that this holiday is nearly 400 years old? For the first time Thanksgiving was probably celebrated in the 17th century. At that time, the first immigrants from Europe had come to America. Some of them celebrated a festival because they were glad that they had arrived safely after the long sea voyage. From the natives, the immigrants had received corn, potatoes and pumpkins. There were also turkeys. For all that, they prepared a feast.
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Male 2,185
I've never read anything by this guy. I always felt that the 'beat generation' thought they had the answer to a question nobody was asking. I went to City Lights a few times in the early sixties. Heard Ginsburg reading "Howl". Still think it was worth reading, but he should not have been allowed to read it in public. "On The Road" was just foolish and unnecessary. Some of them were certifiable, and the rest would have given their left nut to be crazy too. Never figured out what Larry Ferlinghetti was doing in that crowd. Finally decided, tentatively, he was just there for the sex. He's still around, if anyone wants to ask him. Last man standing. 
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Male 9,342
semichisam01 Went to a reading of his in ( I think) '77 in Newcastle. From the late 60's throughout the 70's Newcastle was a favoured venue for poets, the small Morden Tower was quite a legend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morden_Tower

Newcastle in the 70's was grim, post-industrial and poor, but by God we had poets. That was pretty much all we had. Except for the music. And the drugs. And the sex. Fuck, those were good times.
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Male 1,864
Read most of his books, they are... mixed :p
Junky is easily his best (and short) but he's best known for Naked Lunch which is inconsistent but very... interesting! Lolz.
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Male 45,617
Thanks for sharing that.
Funny as hell.
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295
Bitter, washed up, heroin addict who shot his wife to death in Mexico.  He did give us Tarzan though (just kidding, different burroughs).
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Male 9,342
kelly_hanna Nobody said he wasn't flawed.
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