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Cut up Christmas


25 December 2012

Cut up Christmas

This is another Christmas story, yet another but a different one; though some would say it isn´t, because it isn´t traditional, it’s not sickly sweet and there aren´t reindeer or children playing. And it’s as harsh as life sometimes is. It doesn´t pretend to calm consciences though it does talk of generosity and empathy, of redemption and hope. Have a happy day.

Written and read by William S. Burroughs*.

Interviewer Daniel Odier: “[. . .] It has been said that you are a great moralist; what do you think?”

Burroughs: “Yes, I would say perhaps too much so. [. . .]“

The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs, by Daniel Odier and William S. Burroughs

The Junky’s Christmas – William S. Burroughs, F.F. Coppola – 1993 short from alexey l on Vimeo.

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