William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs

Born: February 5, 1914

Died: August 2, 1997

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer, author

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: From the chapter entitled Benway, p. 31 - Naked Lunch (1959)

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