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Burroughs, William S. 1914-1997

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Most widely held works by William S Burroughs
Naked lunch : the restored text by William S Burroughs( Book )

185 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 4,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Lee, an addict and hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world
The soft machine by William S Burroughs( Book )

132 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities of the red night by William S Burroughs( Book )

76 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clem Snide, a private detective, has to solve a case of ritual murder. In the Gobi Desert 100,000 years ago, a red virus has erupted. And in the 18th century, gay pirates have set up their own republics in South America and are at war with the conquistadors. All three stories are merged at the end in a giant trans-time, trans-space battle
The ticket that exploded by William S Burroughs( Book )

110 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Scientists and combat troops, ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease, create terror
Nova Express by William S Burroughs( Book )

106 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel of future violence and corruption, the anarchic Nova Mob descends on humankind, while the Nova Police try to match them
Queer by William S Burroughs( Book )

65 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for a fellow user named Eugene in 1940s Mexico City
The place of dead roads by William S Burroughs( Book )

62 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van een veedrijver die in 1899 tijdens een vuurgevecht om het leven komt en vervolgens de gangbare beperkingen van tijd en ruimte overschrijdt
Junky by William S Burroughs( Book )

72 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first novel. It is a candid eye-witness account of times and places that are now long gone, an unvarnished field report from the American post-war underground." "Unafraid to portray himself in 1953 as a confirmed member of two socially-despised under classes (a narcotics addict and a homosexual), Burroughs was writing as a trained anthropologist when he unapologetically described a way of life - in New York, New Orleans, and Mexico City - that by the 1940's was already demonized by the artificial anti-drug hysteria of an opportunistic bureaucracy and a cynical, prostrate media."
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks by William S Burroughs( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"And The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is an engaging, fast-paced read that shows the two authors' developing styles. It is also an incomparable artifact, a legendary novel from the dawn of the Beat movement by two hugely influential writers."--Jacket
The western lands by William S Burroughs( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this novel, Burroughs completes a trilogy that began with Cities of the Red Night and The Place of Dead Roads, with a profound, revealing, and often astounding meditation on the themes of mortality, loneliness, nuclear peril-and the inextinguishable hope for an existence beyond bodily death."
Exterminator! A novel by William S Burroughs( Book )

48 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Science-fantasy wars, racism, corporate capitalism, drug addiction, and various medical and psychiatric horrors all play their parts in this mosaiclike, experimental novel. Here is William S. Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious best.--Back cover of paperback edition
The wild boys : a book of the dead by William S Burroughs( Book )

86 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews by George Plimpton( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interviews and biographical notes, prepared for book publication by George Plimpton."
The adding machine : selected essays by William S Burroughs( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scintillating essays about the author himself, his interests, his influences, his friends and foes. He offers candid and not always flattering assessments of other writers. He ruminates on science and the often dubious paths into which it seem intent on leading us, whether into outer or inner space. Burroughs reviews his reviewers, explains his famous "cup-up" method, and discusses the role coincidence has played in his life and his work
The last words of Dutch Schultz : a fiction in the form of a film script by William S Burroughs( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before he was gunned down in the Palace Chop House in Newark, NJ, October 1935, Arthur Flegenheimer, alias Dutch Schultz, was generally considered New York's Number One racketeer. He survived for two days, with a police stenographer to record his last words. He talked of his childhood and youth, as well as his recent past. Burroughs has taken these last words as a starting point to create his own fiction about the man
Ghost of chance by William S Burroughs( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th Century Madagascar, a pirate establishes a settlement with laws to protect the local flora and fauna, the latter comprising a large lemur population. The pirate's ideal is destroyed by greedy developers and the lemurs go the way of so many other species, victims of "Homo Sap, the Ugly Animal."
Stoned immaculate the music of the Doors by Doors (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs made famous by the musical group The Doors performed by a variety of artists
Interzone by William S Burroughs( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While living in Tangiers in the 1950s, Burroughs wrote "a startling collection of short stories, autobiographical sketches, letters, and diary entries, all of which showcase his trademark mordant humor, while delineating the addictions to drugs and sex that are the central metaphors of his work."--Cover, Penguin ed
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband finally realizes he must give up drugs and Diane to survive
Port of saints by William S Burroughs( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The mind-boggling story of a man whose alternate selves take him on a fantastic journey through space, time, and sexuality."--Back cover
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Naked lunch : the restored text
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Baroouz, Ouiliam.

Baroouz, Ouiliam 1914-

Baroouz, Ouiliam 1914-1997

Barouz, Vilijem S.

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Gulielmus Seward Burroughs II

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Барроуз, Уильям 1914-1997

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Берроуз, Уильям 1914-1997

Вільям Барроуз

Уильям Сьюард Берроуз американский писатель и эссеист

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Уільям С'юард Бероуз

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בורוז, ויליאם ס 1914-1997

בורוז, וילים ס.

ויליאם ס. בורוז

ويليام بوروز

ویلیام بورو دوم نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

विलियम एस बरोज

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바로우즈, 윌리엄 S. 1914-1997

버로스, 윌리엄 S. 1914-1997

버로스, 윌리엄 시월드 1914-1997

버로즈, 윌리엄 S. 1914-1997

윌리엄 S. 버로스


バロウズ, ウィリアム

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