Le Tanger expérimental de William Burroughs Article - 2013

Xavier Garnier

Xavier Garnier, « Le Tanger expérimental de William Burroughs  », Itinéraires. Littérature, textes, cultures, 2013, pp. 35-45. ISSN 2100-1340


It is in Tangier, town were was written Naked Lunch, that William Burroughs became a writer. My hypothesis is that this town, with its specific topography and its status of international zone, induced a crystallization of the writing. Tangier is not only for Burroughs a town where homosexual prostitution and drugs traffic are easy, it is a place where a contact wa established with obscure forces, that the man who accidentally killed his own wife few years earlier, was seeking to encounter.

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