Chapter 35. William S. Burroughs

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Davis Schneiderman multimedia artist Associate Professor Director

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch35

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Schneiderman, D. (2009) William S. Burroughs, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch35

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Lake Forest College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • William S. Burroughs - Burroughs as a popular cult figure;
  • Burroughs, model for political and social left – witness to 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention;
  • Junky in 1953 - Burroughs continuing as professional writer;
  • Burroughs' artistic works - covering an impressive array of genres;
  • Naked Lunch, called Interzone (1989);
  • The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs (2000);
  • Naked Lunch and Cut-Up/Nova trilogy;
  • Burroughs' critique of linearity in standard reading and writing process;
  • Naked Lunch gaining notoriety for reasons beyond text;
  • Cut-Ups and Wild Boys

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biography

  • Works

  • Early Period

  • Naked Lunch

  • Cut-Ups and Wild Boys

  • Later Works

  • References and Further Reading