“Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted” Library Exhibition

The University of Delaware Library [] announces the new exhibition “Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted: William S. Burroughs at 100.” The exhibition which celebrates the centenary of the birth of William S. Burroughs will be on view through Friday, June 13, 2014, in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery located on the Second Floor in the Morris Library.

The career of William Burroughs as a writer was characterized by ongoing experimentation. He produced a series of writings that expanded upon the techniques he discovered during the composition of The Naked Lunch. His innovative and experimental writing style, his insistence on confronting systems of authority and control, and his explorations of drugs, sex, magic and dreams, perception and reception, utopias and dystopias, technology, art, and the written word radically shifted the landscape of American literature and culture in the twentieth century. During the course of his career, William Burroughs wrote eighteen novels, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. He published countless poems, stories and articles in magazines and journals, and he was also an accomplished artist and performer.

An online version of “Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted” will be available online at [].


Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8:00am

Morris Library, Special Collections Exhibition Gallery located on the Second Floor
Morris Library, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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