William S. Burroughs

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Noun1.William S. Burroughs - United States writer noted for his works portraying the life of drug addicts (1914-1997)
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'It was the initial pen name of William S. Burroughs when he wrote 'Naked Lunch,'' said Manotoc.
Much critical work has been devoted to William S. Burroughs's characterization of language as a parasitic entity, a word virus, which infiltrates, feeds upon, and otherwise victimizes its human hosts.
Very insightful-into Miles' book and into the life and thoughts of William S. Burroughs.
THE TOPIC: Even among the Beat Generation of which he formed an integral part, William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an outlier.
This is a full-length biography of iconic American writer and beat generation inspiration William S. Burroughs, the first to chronicle the last decade of his life, although all parts of his life receive just as much attention.
William S. Burroughs's space age and, at the same time, Wild West version of the Gnostic mythos is at all points informed by shamanic praxis, however recuperated by the novelist in twisted, Western terms such as drug addiction with its attendant street cons.
William S. Burroughs's image as a subversive avant-garde writer, uncompromisingly contesting all forms of social control, has shown remarkable staying power.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS (1914-97), BORN NEARLY A DECADE BEFORE NORMAN Mailer, created a far-out canon, airy random literary nuggets that marked him as a serious literary "deconstructionist," yet his seminal importance to Mailer is undeniable.
obscenity trial, the work of Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs is going back to court, this time in Turkey.
THE CULT AUTHOR of such seminal works as Junkie and Naked Lunch is the subject of director Yony Leyser's William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, a probing look at the writer who lived to tell about the extremes of drug and queer cultures.
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within to premiere on Independent Lens