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January 30, 2014

Naked Lunch

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I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there making their moves, setting up their devil doll stool pigeons, crooning over my spoon and dropper
I throw away at Washington Square Station, vault a turnstile and two flights down the iron stairs, catch an uptown A train .... Young, good looking, crew cut, Ivy League, advertising exec type fruit holds the door back for me. I am evidently his idea of a character. You know the type: comes on with bartenders and cab drivers, talking about right hooks and the Dodgers, calls the counterman in Nedick's by his first name. A real asshole. -- William Burroughs

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 30, 2014 12:15 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The man could write. I've always admired that paragraph. His sneering description of the man who held the subway door for him is classic.

Posted by: Punditarian at January 30, 2014 1:46 PM

Tasty, Gerard, tasty.

Posted by: chasmatic at February 1, 2014 6:06 AM

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