William S. Burroughs, one of the inner circle Beat Generation, died on this date in 1997. In his honor, read some Burroughs today, even if only an excerpt. You can find Junky for free here. Click here for some excerpts from Burroughs' final journals. If you go here you can read the transcript from a lecture he gave about writing in 1982 at the famous Jack Kerouac Conference at Naropa University.