Rub Out the Words

What ideas and impulses did Beat writer William S. Burroughs explore in correspondence with pals like Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Timothy Leary, or with his son, Billy, during a transitional time in his life and career? In this revealing collection, editor Bill Morgan curates and contextualizes 300 of Burroughs' letters, written as the author branched out and began to experiment with a new creative process, his "cut-up" method.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.