William Burroughs' Belongings

Photographic gallery of the American writer's possessions
William Burroughs' typewriter

William Burroughs' panama hat

William Burroughs' shoes.

A collection of William S. Burroughs' personal affects grant a voyeuristic glimpse into the life of one of America's most prominent writers (link via: The Paris Review):
Like estate sales or cat burglary, Peter Ross’s photographs of William Burroughs’s possessions provide a glimpse into the material world of someone we thought we knew. In the interview below, Ross explains how the pictures (see here for the complete collection) explore the myth of the man through a selection of weird, touching, and often unexpected possessions found in Burroughs’s windowless New York City apartment, preserved since his death in 1997.

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