My Education is William S. Burroughs’s final collection, first published two years before his death in 1997. It is a book of dreams, written over several decades and as personal and close to a memoir as we will see. The dreams cover themes from the mundane and ordinary — conversations with his friends Allen Ginsberg or Ian Sommerville, feeding his cats, procuring drugs or sex — to the erotic, bizarre, and visionary. Always a rich source of imagery in Burroughs’s own fiction, in this book, dreams become a direct and powerful force in themselves.
“Mr. Burroughs has lost none of his irreverence or wit, but in recent years he has acquired an elegant, elegiac tone.” – The New York Times
William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)—guru of the Beat Generation, controversial éminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet, and blackest of black humor satirists—had a range of influence rivaled by few post-World War II writers. His many books include Naked Lunch, Queer,… More about William S. Burroughs