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End of The World Feeling

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"There is an end of the world feeling in Tangiers, with it's glut of nylon shirts, Swiss watches, Scotch and sex and opiates sold across the counter. Something sinister in complete laissez faire. And the new police chief up there on the hill accumulating dossiers. I suspect him of unspeakable fetishistic practices with his files. When the druggist sells me my daily box of Eukodol ampules he smirks like I had picked up the bait to a trap. The whole town is a trap and someday it will close. Not a snap shut but close slowly. We will see it closing, but there will be no escape, no place to go."

-Burroughs
Tangier 6/16/54