William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and Junky, has been in every sense an outlaw: he has spent time in jail: he shot and killed his wife; he was a drug addict, forced to spend most of his life in exile from America, often on the run; he was openly homosexual at a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence.
Literary Outlaw is the compulsively readable biography of one of the most outrageous, most original and most influential figures of our time.
Ted Morgan is a prize-winning journalist and author of, among other books, biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Somerset Maugham. His account of France under German occupation, An Uncertain House, was published in 1990.
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5.Chicago and New York:1942-1944
6."And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks":1944
15.Burroughs Meets Leary:1950-1961
16.Burroughs at Large:1962-1965
17.The London Years:1966-1973
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An indispensable selection of Burroughs' work. 'Word Virus' brings together selections of Burroughs' most important and challenging work, beginning with his very early work (including a chapter from a novel in collaboration with Jack Kerouac) and following his trajectory through 'The Cat Inside'. This book has been edited to serve as a tool for the scholar and with commentary for the general reader. Important biographical information is included which provides key links to understanding Burroughs' work within the context of his life. Burroughs managed to be a visionary amongst writers: he imagined the Internet decades before its appearance and peered into the future of other technologies; he kept pace with world affairs and cultural trends; and, with each of his books, he introduced new possibilities to the form. When he died in 1997, the world of letters lost its most elegant insider.
・the name is burroughs(1914^44)
・a hard boiled reporter(1945^53)
・inspector lee：nova heat(1964-84)
・the red night trilogy(1973-87)
In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand “cut-up” trilogy that starts with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs could make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease be at once so frightening and so enthralling.