Jed Birmingham discusses the importance of little magazines to William Burroughs and their role in the publication and reception of Naked Lunch. The video was recorded in Paris on July 3, 2009, at the Naked Lunch@50 conference sponsored by the University of London Institute. The conference marked the original publication of Burroughs’s book by the Olympia Press in 1959. It also celebrated the publication of Naked Lunch@50: Anniversary Essays, edited by Oliver Harris and Ian MacFadyen.
(Crossposted at HuffPo)