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Western Lands

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ISBN-10: 0140094563

ISBN-13: 9780140094565

Edition: 1988

Authors: William S. Burroughs, William S. Burroughs

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/7/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

From hipster to so-called Godfather of Punk, William Burroughs has lived a controversial life as a leading member of the Beat Generation and a daring writer of psychedelic literary experiments, but, when he reached his seventieth birthday in 1984, it was almost as if he had been overtaken by respectability. Burroughs was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1914 as the grandson of the man who invented the adding machine and a descendant of Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame. He attended Harvard University. Later while living a bohemian life in association with such Beat writers as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, Burroughs became addicted to morphine and under the pseudonym William Lee published…