William S. Burroughs

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United States writer noted for his works portraying the life of drug addicts (1914-1997)

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In her study of Burroughs's experimental novels, Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs 'Fiction (1987), Lydenberg devotes a chapter to the concept of the parasite as it appears in Burroughs's work.
Readers interested in a closer examination of William's attitudes in the period of April 1946 to December 1952--with special reference to his notes on Westbrook Pegler, FDR's "court-packing," the bracero workers' program, and his self-image as an hard-drinking gentleman farmer in east Texas and the Rio Grande Valley--should have a look at my good friend Rob Johnson's The Lost Years of William S. Burroughs (2006).
However, Versluis also allows there might exist what he terms an "existentialist Gnosticism," which accounts for the use of Gnostic themes, approaches and recounted experiences among authors such as Blake, Poe, Kafka and William S. Burroughs. That is, there is simply a certain turn of thought possible among modern Western authors with or without exact knowledge of their historical antecedent, that allows us to find in their work echoes (or re-envisionings) of Gnostic themes, experiential realities and cosmological maps.
"Globalizing William S. Burroughs," Review of Retaking the Universe: William S.
STATEWIDE-Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of the legendary beat author and American icon William Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, and Laurie Anderson, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is a probing yet loving look at the man whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural m o v e m e n t s, a n d reconfigured 20th century culture.
William S. Burroughs is justifiably famous for his stark and uncompromising criticism of structures of social, economic, and political control in the United States in the late twentieth century.
Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Grove Press)
The role of the Maya in William S. Burroughs's writing, though often noted, has not been extensively explored.
William S. Burroughs & Allen Ginsberg The Yage Letters Redux.
The Lawrence Trade Organization began circulating a local currency last September, starting with a $3 note featuring Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs. "We couldn't resist the connection," said the group's spokesman, Dennis Highberger, referring to the fact that Burroughs, a former Lawrence resident, also authored the novel Queer.
William S. Burroughs. Last Words: The Final Journals of William Burroughs.
THESE lines, startlingly enough, are the closing comments in a book that collects the last writings completed by William S. Burroughs before his death at age 83 on August 1, 1997.
Joan Vollmer Courtney Love Lucien Carr Norman Reedus Allen Ginsberg Ron Livingston William S. Burroughs Kiefer Sutherland Jack Kerouac Daniel Martinez Dave Kammerer Kyle Secor Lee Sam Trammell Sadie Lisa Sheridan Bill Jr.
William S. Burroughs's fictions abrade humanist sensibilities and frustrate the impulse to seek meaning.