Dagmara Dominczyk at Word -- Greenpoint glamor! (Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

Dagmara Dominczyk at Word — Greenpoint glamor! (Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

Sure, we’re making a big fuss about William S. Burroughs’s 100th, but in the Times Sunday Book ReviewJames Parker argues that the idea of the literary bad boy is “a legend only, a creature of folk memory,” and the media isn’t as interested in Norman Mailer types these days (even if Matthew Barney is). In an accompanying essay, Rivka Galchen points out that even Burroughs mocked the idea of the literary bad boy.
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