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William S. Burroughs

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William S. Burroughs

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Full Name: William Seward Burroughs
Born: February 5, 1914
Died: August 2, 1997
Occupation: Writer, Critic
Nationality: American


William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1914. Immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s -- notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg -- he already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, 'Naked Lunch'. Originally published by the daring and influential Olympia Press (the original publishers of Henry Miller) in France in 1959, it aroused great controversy on publication and was not available in the US until 1962 and in the UK until 1964. The book was adapted for film by David Cronenberg in 1991.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Cities of the Red Night

 1. (1981)

 The Nova Trilogy

 1. (1961)
 2. (1962)
 3. (1964)