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William S. Burroughs
Biography
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.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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Chronology
*Junky, 1953
*The Soft Machine, 1961
*Naked Lunch, 1962
*The Ticket That Exploded, 1962
*The Yage Letters, 1963
*Roosevelt After Inauguration, 1964
*Nova Express, 1964
*Ali's Smile, 1969
*The Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script, 1970
*The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead, 1971
*Exterminator!, 1973
*Port of Saints, 1973
*Book of Breeething, 1974
*Naked Scientology, 1978
*Blade Runner: A Movie, 1979
*Cities of the Red Night, 1981
*Early Routines, 1981
*The Place of Dead Roads, 1983
*The Burroughs File, 1984
*The Adding Machine: Selected Essays, 1985
*Queer, 1985
*The Western Lands, 1987
*Tornado Alley, 1988
*Ghost of Chance, 1991
*The Cat Inside, 1991
*My Education: A Book of Dreams, 1994
*Grand Street: Time, 1997
*Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs, 2000