From Xanadu to the Interzone

   

From The Lazarus Corporation, Paul Hawkins talks with Michael Stevens about his book, The Road to the Interzone: Reading William S. Burroughs Reading.

Paul Hawkins: This supposition that JL Lowes had regarding his work on Coleridge began to resonate with you Mike and you cover that in your essay The Bladerunner and The Shootist. Tell me about the connection with Burroughs?

Michael Stevens: Well, I discovered Lowes’ book, The Road To Xanadu, several years into my work. Burroughs was a student of Lowes at Harvard and I think it was in a letter to Allen Ginsberg that he mentioned the book. I found it, read it, and realized that what Lowes had done so long ago was what I was doing. I immediately felt a connection to him, and the title, though not the method, is an homage to his book, The Road To Xanadu, which was an investigation into the reading and drug use of Coleridge during his writing of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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