My Education: A Book of Dreams


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My Education is William S. Burroughs's final collection, first published two years before his death in 1997. It is a book of dreams, written over several decades and as personal and close to a memoir as we will see. The dreams cover themes from the mundane and ordinary -- conversations with his friends Allen Ginsberg or Ian Sommerville, feeding his cats, procuring drugs or sex -- to the erotic, bizarre, and visionary. Always a rich source of imagery in Burroughs's own fiction, in this book, dreams become a direct and ...

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May 3, 2009


To have heard Burroughs' voice makes reading his work even more of an experience. A personal book for Burroughs, this can be considered the only memoir we will get. The greatest 193 pages of text you could ever read.

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