Zoetrope: All-Story is a finalist for the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction, the highest honor due an American periodical, for the stories “The Grotesques” by Sarah Hall and “24, Alhaji Williams Street” by ’Pemi Aguda...
Cate Le Bon
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FROM THE ARCHIVE
An Introduction to “The Discipline of DE”
Gus Van Sant
I found myself in the aisle of the Thayer Street Bookstore in Providence, Rhode Island, laughing as I read “The Discipline of DE” by the great William S. Burroughs. I bought the book and kept this story as one of my favorites, eventually finding Burroughs by looking him up in the phone book and asking his permission to make a short film of it. He graciously granted that permission, saying, “Well, there isn’t any money in short films.” He had made a number of them. I am happy that All-Story is able to print the story again, on the fortieth anniversary of that film—my first.