Description or summary of the book: Iconoclast; visionary; homosexual crusader; drug advocate; teacher and elder statesman to the Beats: William Burroughs remains one of the most complex and controversial American writers of the twentieth century.After killing his wife in a bizarre shooting accident, Burroughs moved to Tangier where he lived in a male brothel and wrote his celebrated bestseller Naked Lunch - in Newsweek's words 'A masterpiece. A cry from Hell' and spent much of the rest of his life in self-imposed exile from the United States. Following Burroughs' death in August 1997, Barry Miles updated his riveting, highly readable and unconventional biography of this legendary provocateur and all-round thorn in the side of the establishment.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H24M
Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: From C 1900 -, Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Biography: General, Biography: Literary
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