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Rub Out the Words William S. Burroughs

Rub Out the Words By William S. Burroughs

Rub Out the Words by William S. Burroughs


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Features letters that cover the activities of Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac in the years that gave birth to the Beat Generation. Written mostly to Ginsberg or Kerouac, this title includes letters that provide a glimpse into Burroughs' psyche, revealing his struggle with drug addiction, and his confusion over his sexual identity.

Rub Out the Words Summary

Rub Out the Words: Letters 1959-1974 by William S. Burroughs

These letters cover the activities of Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac in the years that gave birth to the Beat Generation. Written mostly to Ginsberg or Kerouac, the letters provide a rare glimpse into Burroughs's psyche, revealing his struggle with drug addiction, his confusion over his sexual identity, and his search for a form fluid enough to mirror his mind and art.

About William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs was born on February 5, 1914 in St Louis. In work and in life Burroughs expressed a lifelong subversion of the morality, politics and economics of modern America. To escape those conditions, and in particular his treatment as a homosexual and a drug-user, Burroughs left his homeland in 1950, and soon after began writing. By the time of his death he was widely recognised as one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the twentieth century. His numerous books include Naked Lunch, Junky, Queer, Nova Express, Interzone, The Wild Boys, The Ticket That Exploded and The Soft Machine. After living in Mexico City, Tangier, Paris, and London, Burroughs finally returned to America in 1974. He died in 1997.

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NGR9780141189802
9780141189802
0141189800
Rub Out the Words: Letters 1959-1974 by William S. Burroughs
New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20130307
496
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