William Burroughs : El Hombre Invisible (Paperback)

Author: Miles, Barry

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Originally published: London: Virgin, 1992.


Publisher Trafalgar Square
Mfg Part# 9780753507070
SKU 30995007
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0753507072
Release Date 10/1/2002
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Editors Note Repackaged and refreshed, this seminal biography of a counter-cultural icon is re-issued to form a core part of the Virgin backlist: "[Miles's] mastery of Beat Generation know-how must surely be unrivalled." --Sunday Telegraph Iconoclast; visionary; homosexual crusader; drug advocate; teacher and elder statesman to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and the Beats; anti-hero guru to each successive counter-culture generation: William Burroughs remains one of the most complex and controversial American writers of the twentieth century. A longtime heroin addict, Burroughs preferred to live abroad, away from America's Draconian drug laws. After killing his wife in a bizarre shooting accident, he moved to Tangier where he lived in a male brothel and wrote his celebrated bestseller Naked Lunch -- in Newsweek's words 'A masterpiece. A cry from Hell' -- as a series of letters to Allen Ginsberg. He lived at the Beat Hotel in Paris and spent a decade in London before returning as prodigal son to New York in 1974 after 25 years of self imposed exile.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Virgin Books

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