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New Year’s with Burroughs, Surprisingly Tame

January 2, 2014 | by

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Firecrackers and whistles sounded the advent of the New Year of 1965 in St. Louis. Stripteasers ran from the bars in Gaslight Square to dance in the street when midnight came. Burroughs, who had watched television alone that night, was asleep in his room at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis’s most elegant.

William S. Burroughs, the Art of Fiction No. 36

 

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