Title: The Last Words of Dutch Schultz
Author: William Burroughs
Page Count/Review Word Count: 115
This is one of Burroughs’ more fascinating works, a screenplay that’s based upon the death of Dutch Schultz, an American gangster who met his end after being shot in the toilet of a bar – his last words were surreal and nonsensical, and Burroughs twists them even further to give them a brand new meaning and to suit his narrative purposes.
The screenplay was never turned in to a film – in fact, it was never supposed to be one – but it should be. The screenplay’s well worth a read.