William Burroughs, London, 1974
© Duffy

William Burroughs, London, 1974

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By Brian Duffy
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Influential Beatnik writer William Burroughs shot for Rolling Stone Magazine in 1974, in Duffy's Swiss Cottage studio, where he is holding a photograph Duffy shot of the eccentric author from 1960. (Note that inside the typewriter of the 1960 photograph is an early draft of his book, The Soft Machine, published in 1961.)

Burroughs's seminal work was the avant-garde novel, Naked Lunch, which was later turned into a film by director David Cronenberg.

Also of interest may be the design for the inside gatefold for David Bowie's Aladdin Sane album hanging in the doorway next to Burroughs.

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William Burroughs, London, 1974
William Burroughs, London, 1974