Tag Archives: William S. Burroughs

Word Virus

“Word Virus: The Williams S. Burroughs Reader finally brings the author’s actual writing back to the forefront. In their selections, editors James Grauerholz and…

The Wild Boys

“In Burroughs’ hands, writing reverts to acts of magic, as though he were making some enormous infernal encyclopedia of all the black impulses and…

The Ticket That Exploded

“In Burroughs’ hands, writing reverts to acts of magic, as though he were making some enormous infernal encyclopedia of all the black impulses and…

The Soft Machine

“Burroughs voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American, a voice in which one hears transistor radios and old movies and…

Nova Express

“Hypnotic; I wish I could quote, but it takes several pages to get high on this stuff. . . . Funny . . ….

Naked Lunch

“A book of great beauty . . . . Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius.”…

Last Words

“Last Words . . . presents fresh cues to the larger design of [Burroughs’s] imagination, and a means of gaining a renewed perspective on…

Junky

Burroughs’s first and most autobiographical novel is one of the most unflinching and insightful works on addiction ever written—a cult classic and an influence…