Terry Southern’s Sway on White Hipster Males

“If any book changed my life it was Writers in Revolt, the anthology he coedited in 1962 with Alexander Trocchi and Richard Seaver—Burroughs, Ginsberg, Artaud, Céline, Genet, Sade, Beckett, Gaddis, Selby, Malaparte—which I found, when I was in seventh grade, on the blameless shelves of my local public library.”

That book had a similar effect on me. (I found this treasure at Beatty’s Books on Third, btw . . . Remember, kids, real lovers of books don’t do borders or b&n . . . )

“The Blood of a Wig” is one of my top ten favorite short stories of all time.