Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day One Hundred Eighty: "Kentucky Ham" by William Burroughs, Jr.


A boy watches his father and his father's friends engage in the decadence of Tangier. This story is alive with images of a world most readers in the 1960's couldn't have imagined and as a Beat writer, Burroughs' use of voice was spot on and it really helped showcase what this period of time was like for American artists and writers.

Drugs. Confusion. Friendship...primary.


(this was actually an excerpt from the novel by the same title but it works as a stand alone story and it was read that way)

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