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.
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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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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002654363
Book Description Picador (Pan), London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First U.K. Edition. Pages and dust jacket slightly age toned. Just about fine. Bookseller Inventory # 003777
Book Description Picador / Pan, London, 1988. HARDCOVER. 1st Edition. 1st printing. 8vo in pale yellow boards, black lettering to spine, 258pp . . . . . [ CONDITION : A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine, pages tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, looks new in its protector) ] . . . . . . . . . We always ship in strong card packing. Bookseller Inventory # T78918
Book Description Picador, Worcester, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition.. Hardback with dust-wrapper. 258pp. Slight edgewear to d/w covers and spine. Pages a little discoloured near edges with age. Contents clean. A pleasing copy. (AR28). Bookseller Inventory # AR28BKWH257
Book Description Picador (Pan), London, 1988. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. First U.K. Edition, First Impression. 258pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, black title there-on. Plain yellow boards have a couple of very small spots. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Illustrated (David Loftus), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly foxed, tanned on reverse, plus small area of damp-staining to same, and minor edge-creasing. " 'The Western Lands' concludes Burroughs' spiritual odyssey which began in 'Cities of the Red Night' and 'The Place of Dead Roads'. It is an intricately interwoven novel, often picaresque, often episodic, sweeping through time from Ancient Egypt to the Medical Riots of 1999 . . . " Book weight approx. 440g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009320
Book Description Picador/Pan: London, 1988. Hardcover. First British edition (& 1st printing).. Page edges browning, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new0. Bookseller Inventory # 41115