While young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, the population of this modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus. An opium-infused apocalyptic vision from the legendary author of Naked Lunch is the first of the trilogy with The Places of the Dead Roads and his final novel, The Western Plains.
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William Burroughs reads excerpts from "Cities of the Red Night" and discusses plagues, nuclear holocaust, and writing with host Tom Vitale.About the Author:
William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. He is best-known work is 1959's Naked Lunch--which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include Junky and The Place of Dead Roads (Picador).
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Book Description Picador, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110330266772