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“There couldn’t be a society of people who didn’t dream. They’d be dead in two weeks.”
– William S. Burroughs

William Burroughs was an American novelist, essayist and social critic that worked deeply in autobiographical topics, drawn from his experiences as an opiate addict, a condition that marked the last fifty years of his life. A primary member of the Beat Generation [also with Jack Kerouack and Allen Ginsberg], he was an avant-garde author who affected popular culture as well as literature. He finished high school at Taylor School in St. Louis and, in 1932, left home to pursue an arts degree at Harvard University. After leaving Harvard, Burroughs’s formal education ended, except for brief flirtations as a graduate student of anthropology at Harvard and as a medical student in Vienna, Austria.

We just found this rare and remarkable archive of early photographic work from the original scrapbooks of William…

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