The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead

The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead

by William S. Burroughs

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Overview

The Wild Boys is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states. Making full use of his inimitable humor, wild imagination, and style, Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying as it is fascinating.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802133311
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/12/1994
Series: Burroughs, William S.
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 193
Sales rank: 332,269
Product dimensions: 8.18(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was one of the foremost writers of the Beat Generation. He is best known for his experimental novel Naked Lunch, a subversive and highly controversial book that underwent a court case under the U.S. sodomy laws. In 1983, Burroughs was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1984 he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France. In addition to writing, he also collaborated on numerous projects and recordings.

Date of Birth:

February 4, 1914

Date of Death:

August 2, 1997

Place of Birth:

St. Louis, Missouri

Place of Death:

Lawrence, Kansas

Education:

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

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