Burroughs/Ginsberg: Don't Hide the Madness

Join us for a discussion of the new book Don't Hide the Madness: Williams S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg from Three Rooms Press. Panelists include Steven Taylor, Peter Hale, and James Grauerholz.


In Don't Hide the Madness, the fathers of the Beat movement converse about deeply intimate and personal history while gathered at Burroughs’ house in Lawrence, Kansas. With the current political landscape mirroring many aspects of the early Beat period, Don't Hide the Madness is particularly timely. Interest in both authors’ work is on the rise. Many consider these legendary icons’ perspectives to particularly prophetic. Don't Hide the Madness features a newly-commissioned illustration of Burroughs and Ginsberg by celebrated artist R. Crumb on the cover, as well as 17 rare photos by Ginsberg, many taken during the session.

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Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg Cover Image
By William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg (Various Artists (VMI)), Steven Taylor (Editor)
ISBN: 9781941110706
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Published: Three Rooms Press - October 16th, 2018

Two seminal figures of the Beat movement, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, discuss literary influences and personal history in a never-before-published three-day conversation following the release of the David Cronenberg film of Burroughs' classic novel Naked Lunch.

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