William S. Burroughs

Queer

Added on June 30, 2011

Queer William S. Burroughs Viking, U.S.A. 1985 Burroughs, a Beat Generation founder, wrote Queer in the early 1950′s as a not-quite sequel to his novel, Junkie. He wrote most of the avante-garde manuscript while he awaited trial for the accidental homicide of his common-law wife in Mexico, where he shot her while playing a drug-charged game of William Tell. Memorable (and [...]

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Re/Search #4/5

Added on September 8, 2010

Re/Search #4/5 William S. Burroughs Re/Search Publications, San Francisco, 1982 This special book issue of Re/Search magazine contains interviews, articles and fiction by William S. Burroughs, as well as Brion Gyson and Throbbing Gristle. Gyson, like William Burroughs, used the Cut-Up method of writing, which is an avant-garde method wherein the text is literally cut [...]

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Junkie

Added on August 3, 2010

Junkie William S. Burroughs Ace, New York, 1953 The true first edition of this novel was titled Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict, and was published as an Ace ‘double book’ under Burroughs pseudonym, William Lee. This was Burroughs’ first published work, and Ace decided to package it up in their ‘double book’ format [...]

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