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Critical Essay by Thomas Parkinson

SOURCE: Parkinson, Thomas. “Critical Approaches to William Burroughs, or How to Admit an Admiration for a Good Book.” In Poets, Poems, Movements, pp. 313-20. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1980.

In the following essay, Parkinson provides an appreciation of Naked Lunch.

I want to begin by giving a retrospective view of my own relations to Burroughs. First, I saw both the Yage Letters and Naked Lunch before publication. In 1955 Allen Ginsberg lived in a little cottage four houses south of us on Milvia Street in Berkeley. He came to see me first in my office before we realized that we were neighbors, and he enrolled for graduate study at Berkeley. Kenneth Rexroth had advised him to see me, and together we worked out the best possible program that our graduate school would allow: required courses in bibliography and Anglo-Saxon...

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