Happy 100th Birthday, William Burroughs!

The author of “Naked Lunch” was born 100 years ago today. I interviewed him three times, and on each occasion he rotely retailed some of the same anecdotes. At the second interview, I told him I was tired of hearing the same old stories. He bristled and replied, “But they’re still good stories, aren’t they?” In any case: From his friendships with Beat authors such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, to his meetings with Dennis Hopper and Sting, browse images here from Burroughs’s long and disreputable life.

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