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Vanity Fair UK, December 15
Popla, January 11
Lovely farewell to John Berger written by Julia Dixon on Popla, along with a slightly secretive preview of his final book 'Smoke', being published on 21st March 2017.
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatr (journal of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology), December 22
Three world-famous neurologists, Charcot and Mitchell, in the 19th century, and Lees, in this century, all of whom had/have great scientific curiosity, experimented with the psychoactive drugs hashish, mescal and yagé, respectively, in an attempt to increase their knowledge of neurological diseases and how the brain works.
The Observer, December 18
Author and critic, Robert McCrum selects Andrew Lee's Mentored by a Madman as his hidden gem of 2016, saying: "It is hard to believe that this extraordinary memoir is not fiction, but every word of AJ Lees’s Mentored By a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment turns out to be rooted in hospital life and literary experience..."
Literary Review, December 02
A insightful review by Mike Jay in the Literary Review of Andrew Lees' Mentored by a Madman...
"In 1982 the neurologist Andrew Lees had a dream in which he was sitting on the seabed with a telescope observing a molecular structure above him. As two hydroxyl groups unfurled from a central benzene ring, he recognised the molecule as apomorphine, which William Burroughs had championed in the preface to Naked Lunch as the ‘junk vaccine’ that cured his addiction...."