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William Burroughs’s Wild Boys

During the two year period – March 1967 to August 1969 – that Burroughs worked on The Wild Boys, he made a number of scrapbook layouts relating to the book, selecting pictures from magazines and newspapers of boys who could play wild boy roles. He also included photographs of boys he actually knew who appeared as characters in the book. His characters were composites of old boyfriends, friends and projections of boys known only from photographs and books…

You can download a PDF of the full catalogue of photographs, catalogued by Barry Miles, via Maggs Bros Books