Nov 23, 2009, 09:12AM

Kurt Cobain to William S. Burroughs

The legendary grunge-ster writes to the drugged-out Beat.

On August 2nd, 1993, Kurt Cobain wrote the following letter to Beat legendWilliam Burroughs. Cobain had been a fan of the author's work for many years and even collaborated with Burroughs on The "Priest" They Called Himin 1992, but to Cobain's dismay they still hadn't met. In preparation for the video to Heart-Shaped Box, Cobain wrote to Burroughs and asked him to appear, even if it meant disguising his face to avoid unwanted attention. He politely declined. Cobain did eventually meet Burroughs, in October of that year, and they exchanged gifts.


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