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The Letters of William S. Burroughs: Volume I, 1945-1959

Burroughs, William S., ed. by Oliver Harris

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ISBN 10: 0670813486 / ISBN 13: 9780670813483
Published by Viking, New York, 1993
Condition: Good Hardcover
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472 pages. Volume.1 only. Notes, index, Name of previous owner present. Minor damp staining to DJ and boards at top/spine. Few writers have weathered the decades as well as William Burroughs. An avatar of the Beat sensibility, his cult has survived into the age of Punk and New Wave. These explosive and distinctive letters offer a fascinating new take on Burrough's life and profound literary transformation. Correspondence chiefly with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Vividly documents the personal and cultural history through which Burroughs developed, revealing clues to illuminate his life and keys to open up his texts. Bookseller Inventory # 46815

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Title: The Letters of William S. Burroughs: Volume ...

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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A volume of correspondence chronicles the early career and early inspirations of the noted author of Naked Lunch and Junky. 15,000 first printing. 15,000 ad/promo.

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William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)—guru of the Beat Generation, controversial éminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet, and blackest of black humor satirists—had a range of influence rivaled by few post-World War II writers. His many books include Naked Lunch, Queer, Exterminator!, The Cat Inside, The Western Lands, and Interzone.

Oliver Harris edited The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1945-1959. He is currently a lecturer in American Literature at the University of Keele.

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