Beat Garage Sale

LitKicks member charlajean tipped us off to this recent event:

Patricia Elliott Marvin, who befriended William Burroughs in 1978, decided to have a garage sale of Burroughs memorabilia. Her collection included various books, posters, letters and drawings of, from and about Burroughs and the Beat Generation.

I haven’t been able to find a summary of how the sale went, but if anyone out there was able to make it to Lawrence, KS on Saturday, we’d love to hear about the experience.

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  1. Burroughs and LawrenceI
    Burroughs and Lawrence

    I visited Lawrence, Kansas during my travels across country in 1972.
    I don’t believe Burroughs had arrived then; however, Bill had gone for visits because he was from Missouri, and Lawrence, Kansas, was close to his old stomping grounds. Burroughs was originally from the St. Louis area.

    I have several of Bill Burroughs books and I, too, would be interested in seeing how a contemporary of mine made out in her Burroughs Garage Sale. I really enjoyed the movie made of “Naked Lunch” and Mr. Bill’s travels in Mexico, Morocco and so on. I used to be in the NRA, so I have guns in common with ole “Uncle Bill”. I met Bill’s son once, way before he died, and I believe I met Bill Burroughs on a flight back from England back in the eighties. Does Bill Burroughs have any living relatives? I thought he had a brother and/or a cousin or two somewhere. Any answer would be appreciated.

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