Typed Letter Signed to John Berendt
1965. Burroughs responds to Berendt, future author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, who had written to Burroughs in his capacity as Associate Editor at Esquire Magazine, inquiring as to whom Burroughs would like to have portray him in a hypothetical film biography. In a typed paragraph, Burroughs chooses himself. In part: "A writer has no life story apart from his writing so any biography of a writer is fictional. Proceeding from this proposition I cast myself as myself in a biographical film since I write my own biography as I go along..." A short typed letter signed by Burroughs serves as a cover letter, sent by air post from England with Burroughs saying he has been traveling and hopes he has not missed the deadline. More than 150 words total; two pages, folded for mailing, stapled in the upper corner; fine. With hand-addressed air mail envelope. [#029058] $2,000

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