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William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, In Search of Yage (1975)



Ginsberg talks about them (with host Charles Ruas) and Burroughs reads from them - the Yage Letters, an extraordinary correspondence from Mexico in which the seeds of Burroughs' seminal stories would grow. Originally broadcast on WBAI-FM in New York in 1975, for a series produced by Ruas. Ginsberg's commentary is must-hear listening for anyone interested in contemporary literature.

 

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A unparalleled collection of recovered and restored programs from the seventies produced by Charles Ruas for WBAI-FM, New York's Pacifica station. It features reading, lectures, and performances by such cultural and literary icons as Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Anaïs Nin, William Boroughs, Buckminster Fuller, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, and Jorge Luis Borges, among numerous others. Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. He is also a contributor to ARTNews and Art in America. This series is produced in partnership with Charles Ruas, The Pacifica Radio Archives, The Yale Beinecke Library, The Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Collection, and numerous restorers, archivists and collectors.
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