Cities of the Red Night

Cities of the Red Night

by William S. Burroughs


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Cities of the Red Night by William S. Burroughs

While young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, the population of this modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus. An opium-infused apocalyptic vision from the legendary author of Naked Lunch is the first of the trilogy with The Places of the Dead Roads and his final novel, The Western Plains.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312278465
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Series: Western Lands Trilogy , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 510,703
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. He is best-known work is 1959's Naked Lunch—which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include Junky and The Place of Dead Roads (Picador).

Date of Birth:

February 4, 1914

Date of Death:

August 2, 1997

Place of Birth:

St. Louis, Missouri

Place of Death:

Lawrence, Kansas


Los Alamos Ranch School; A.B., Harvard University, 1936; graduate study, 1938

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