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William S. Burroughs
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Born: February 5, 1914

Died: August 2, 1997 (aged 83)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer, author

Bio: William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century.

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...we no longer have intellectually satisfying arrangements in our educational system, in our arts, humanities or anything else; instead we have slogans and ideologies. An ideology is a religious or emotional expression; it is not an intellectual expression.

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