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The Western Lands William S. Burroughs

The Western Lands By William S. Burroughs

The Western Lands by William S. Burroughs


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Summary

Offers a mix of autobiographical episodes and Egyptian theology. This novel blends war films and pornography.

The Western Lands Summary

The Western Lands by William S. Burroughs

A fascinating mix of autobiographical episodes and extraordinary Egyptian theology, Burroughs's final novel is poignant and melancholic. Blending war films and pornography, and referencing Kafka and Mailer, The Western Lands confirms his status as one of America's greatest writers. The final novel of the trilogy containing Cities of the Red Night and The Place of Dead Roads, this is a profound meditation on morality, loneliness, life and death.

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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NGR9780141189949
9780141189949
0141189940
The Western Lands by William S. Burroughs
New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-01-28
272
N/A
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