Saturday, February 5, 2022

Feb. 5: William S. Burroughs, American writer


William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) American writer whose semiautobiographical works featured magical themes and reflected his experiences as a heroin addict. Of his 18 novels and novellas, his most famous, Naked Lunch, was the subject of one of the last major U.S. literary censorship cases. He also wrote collections of short stories and essays. Friend to Ginsberg and Kerouac, he was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major influence on popular culture and literature. He was also convicted in absentia of manslaughter in Mexico City.


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