The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 22, No. 4

The Discipline of DE

by William S. Burroughs

In this story-cum-instructional-manual, Burroughs sets out “the simple and basic Discipline of DE. DO EASY. It is simply to do everything you do in the easiest and most relaxed manner you can achieve at the time you do it.” The narrative became basis for Gus Van Sant’s first film.

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