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Burroughs, William S. 1914-1997

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Naked lunch : the restored text by William S Burroughs( Book )

352 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 5,335 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
Cities of the red night by William S Burroughs( Book )

81 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,464 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 )

89 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 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 )

115 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,360 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
The soft machine by William S Burroughs( Book )

129 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer by William S Burroughs( Book )

78 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the forties, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton." --Publisher
Junky by William S Burroughs( Book )

112 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,301 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."
The place of dead roads by William S Burroughs( Book )

64 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good old-fashioned shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers lead by Kim Carson fight for galactic freedom
Exterminator! A novel by William S Burroughs( Book )

66 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,174 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
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks by William S Burroughs( Book )

29 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 1,144 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 )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,095 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."
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, third series by George Plimpton( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interviews and biographical notes, prepared for book publication by George Plimpton."
The wild boys : a book of the dead by William S Burroughs( Book )

54 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 870 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
The last words of Dutch Schultz : a fiction in the form of a film script by William S Burroughs( Book )

51 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 809 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
Interzone by William S Burroughs( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Interzone' portrays the development of Burroughs' mature writing style. His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning
Stoned immaculate : the music of the Doors by Doors (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs made famous by the musical group The Doors performed by a variety of artists
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'après J. FOGLE, scé.G. VAN SANT ... /Int. M. DILLON/K. LYNCH/J. LE GROS/H. GRAHAM/W.S. BURROUGHS ... Entre road movie et film expérimental, un constat nu et froid de la réalité de la drogue et de la marginalité
Port of saints by William S Burroughs( Book )

24 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
My education : a book of dreams by William S Burroughs( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selvbiografisk roman formet som en drømmedagbog
William Burroughs : el hombre invisible : a portrait by Barry Miles( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Seward Burroughs. Described by Norman Mailer as "the only living American novelist who may conceivably be possessed of genius," this unique underground visionary has lived up to these words. Burroughs's influence has exploded far beyond the ethereal borders of the literati into the realm of popular culture - he has influenced a remarkable spectrum of adventurous writers, artists, filmmakers and musicians. His celebrated bestseller, Naked Lunch, which sparked a precedent-setting obscenity trial, was hailed by Newsweek as "a masterpiece. A cry from hell, a brutal, terrifying, and savagely funny book that swings between uncontrolled hallucination and fierce, exact satire." And his life, perhaps even more than his work, is the stuff of legend: he became infamous for his open use of heroin, for the bizarre, accidental shooting of his wife and for the explicit sexual nature of his writing. As a result of this legend he has been celebrated by friends and benefactors such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Lou Reed."--BOOK JACKET. "In this unconventional but riveting portrait, Barry Miles explores for the first time Burroughs's true cultural significance. He examines the life that led to the creation of masterpieces such as Junky, The Soft Machine and, of course, the monumental Naked Lunch. He also shows through incisive interpretations of the texts - plus invaluable insights into Burroughs's relationships with friends and fellow artists - how the life informs the work and how the work forms a continual whole that circles Greenwich Village, Paris, New Orleans, Mexico City and beyond. And, finally, how Burroughs has come to be a major influence in our culture today through the work of filmmakers Alex Cox and David Cronenberg, rock bands such as Steely Dan and Soft Machine and writers such as J. G. Ballard and William Gibson. For the Naked Lunch is far from over. . ."--BOOK JACKET
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Naked lunch : the restored text
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Baroouz, Ouiliam.

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Вільям Барроуз

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בורוז, ויליאם ס 1914-1997

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바로우즈, 윌리엄 S. 1914-1997

버로스, 윌리엄 S. 1914-1997

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Cities of the red nightThe ticket that explodedNova ExpressThe soft machineQueerJunkyThe place of dead roadsExterminator! A novel