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William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1914. A Harvard drop-out, Burroughs lived in Mexico, Tangier and the UK, and was a heroin addict for many years. Immensely William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1914. A Harvard drop-out, Burroughs lived in Mexico, Tangier and the UK, and was a heroin addict for many years. Immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s - notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg - he already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, 'Naked Lunch'. Originally published by the daring and influential Olympia Press (the original publishers of Henry Miller) in France in 1959, it aroused great controversy on publication and was not available in the US until 1962 and in the UK until 1964. The book was adapted for film by David Cronenberg in 1991. William Burroughs died in 1997.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by William Burroughs

Naked Lunch : The Restored Text by William Burroughs
Naked Lunch : The Restored Text
William Burroughs
One of Irvine Welsh's favourite books. The anarchic, phenomenally strong-sellling classic from the godfather of the Beats. Welcome to Interzone!
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2010

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