Collection inventory


Finding Aids

William S. Burroughs Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University


Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 20 Jul 2009

Revision history:

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
Title: William S. Burroughs Letter
Dates: undated
Quantity: 1 item (SC)
Abstract: Humorous sketch about a restaurant serving "transcendental cuisine"
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an American experimental novelist, "beat" poet, and cultural icon.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William S. Burroughs Letter consists of a single item in Burroughs' hand and signed by him, on the letterhead of the Restaurant Arc-en-ciel, Paris. The letter is a humorous sketch about a restaurant ("Chez Robert") that serves "transcendental cuisine" -- the food becomes more and more appalling but the diners are too intimidated by its reputation to object.


Arrangement of the Collection

One item.


Restrictions

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Use Restrictions: Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has holdings relating to several other Beat writers, including Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), Allen Ginsberg, Chandler Brossard, Jack Micheline, and Jack Kerouac. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.


Subject Headings

Persons

Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.

Corporate Bodies

Beat Generation (Group of writers)

Subjects

Novelists, American.
Poets, American.
Restaurants -- Humor.

Genres and Forms

Correspondence.

Occupations

Novelists.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William S. Burroughs Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Rare Books, 1978.


Table of Contents

Correspondence


Inventory

Correspondence
SC 324 re: "Chez Robert" restaurant undated