William S. Burroughs


originally published:
New York : Ace

We offered this copy of the first edition in our Catalog 105.


  • First Book(1953)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 2/5/1914
died: 9/2/1997
born as: William Seward Burroughs

American writer of experimental novels that evoke, in deliberately erratic prose, a nightmarish, sometimes wildly humorous world. His sexual expliciteness (he was an avowed and outspoken homosexual) and the frankness with which he dealt with his own experiences as a drug addict won him a following among writers of the Beat Movement. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

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