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“Thanks for the American dream

To vulgarize and falsify until

The bare lies shine through… ”

William S. Burroughs’ poem “Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1986”—a pocket history of the land of the free—has had particular resonance since the election of 2016.

The 1991 short of Burroughs reading A THANKSGIVING PRAYER was directed by Gus Van Sant.

Also see:

Burroughs Live—The Collected Interviews of William S. Burroughs, 1960–1997, edited by Sylvère Lotringer (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2001).

Above image credit: Semiotext(e).

Below: Gus Van Sant, A Thanksgiving Prayer.