The Whole Magic Universe Is Dying: An Unexpected Environmentalist

William S. Burroughs

Celebrating 101 Years of William S. Burroughs. Toward the end of his life, Burroughs became more concerned about the environment. It was like his childhood in Saint Louis was fading away, the old beautiful Midwestern America. William could feel the loss.

“The magical medium is being bulldozed away. No more green reindeer in Forest Park. The angels are leaving all of the alcoves everywhere as the forests fall to make way for motels and Hiltons and McDonald’s. The whole magic universe is dying. The rain forests of Borneo and South America are going to make way for what?”

William S. Burroughs

He would have been 101 this week. Excerpt taken from This American Life.

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