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How William S. Burroughs Used the Cut-Up Technique to Shut Down London’s First Espres
20-04-2017, 10:12 PM
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How William S. Burroughs Used the Cut-Up Technique to Shut Down London’s First Espres
As we’ve noted before, the English coffeehouse has served as a staging ground for radical, sometimes revolutionary social change. Certainly this was the case during the Enlightenment, as it was with the salons in France. And yet, by the early 20th century it seems, coffee shops in London had grown scarcer and more humdrum. That is until 1953 when the Moka Bar, the UK’s first Italian espresso bar, opened in Soho. On his blog The Great Wen, Peter Watts describes its arrival as “a momentous event”:

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