Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs
Author : Ted Morgan
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2012-07-31
ISBN : 0393343243
Pages : 768 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (393 Download)
Download Full Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs in PDF by Ted Morgan Full eBook and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2012-07-31 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Almost indecently readable . . . captures [Burroughs’s] destructive energy, his ferocious pessimism, and the renegade brilliance of his style.”—Vogue With a new preface as well as a final chapter on William S. Burroughs’s last years, the acclaimed Literary Outlaw is the only existing full biography of an extraordinary figure. Anarchist, heroin addict, alcoholic, and brilliant writer, Burroughs was the patron saint of the Beats. His avant-garde masterpiece Naked Lunch shook up the literary world with its graphic descriptions of drug abuse and illicit sex—and resulted in a landmark Supreme Court ruling on obscenity. Burroughs continued to revolutionize literature with novels like The Soft Machine and to shock with the events in his life, such as the accidental shooting of his wife, which haunted him until his death. Ted Morgan captures the man, his work, and his friends—Allen Ginsberg and Paul Bowles among them—in this riveting story of an iconoclast.