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William S. Burroughs (1914–1997)


William S. Burroughs, one of the three seminal writers of the Beat Generation (the other two being his friends Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg), was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 5, 1914, to the son of the founder of the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. He grew up in patrician surroundings and attended private school in Los Alamos, New ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 83) in Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Known For

Drugstore Cowboy
(1989)
Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch Writer
(1991)
Queer
Queer Writer
Taking Tiger Mountain
(1983)

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 2012 The Black Meat (Short) (novel Naked Lunch)
 2009 Nova Express (novel)
 2008 The Japanese Sandman (Short) (written by)
 2005 Ghost at No. 9 (Documentary short)
 2001 The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (Short) (book "The Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script")
 1994 Ah Pook Is Here (Short)
 1993 The Junky's Christmas (Short) (story)
 1993 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary) (novel "The Naked Lunch")
 1991 William Burroughs: Thanksgiving Prayer (Video short) (text by)
 1991 Naked Lunch (novel)
 1990 The Black Rider (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1989 Drugstore Cowboy (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1983 Taking Tiger Mountain (story "Bladerunner")
 1982 The Discipline of D.E. (Short) (short story)
 1980 Intercut (Short) (book)
 1966 The Cut Ups (Short) (story)
 1963 Towers Open Fire (Short) (writer)
 1963 William Buys a Parrot (Documentary short) (writer)
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Other Works:

Short stories and essays: "Roosevelt After Inauguration and Other Atrocities" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

William Burroughs | William Lee

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

He asked if I wouldn't like to live completely without problems, say in Greece maybe, nice climate, everything provided? I say: "When we find out what we are actually doing and who we actually are, that is the point of living...it may be only a few seconds...a few seconds of significant actions, out of a lifetime..." See more »

Trivia:

Was an heir to the Burroughs Cash Register Co. fortune. A family trust fund allowed him to write without holding other jobs. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly voice, a fedora tipped to the right with heavy glasses and dark, sardonic sense of humor.

Nickname:

Il hombre invisible See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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