Iconoclast; visionary; homosexual crusader; drug advocate; teacher and elder statesman to the Beats: William Burroughs remains one of the most complex and controversial American writers of the twentieth century. After killing his wife in a bizarre shooting accident, Burroughs moved to Tangier where he lived in a male brothel and wrote his celebrated bestseller Naked Lunch - in Newsweek's words 'A masterpiece.
A cry from Hell' and spent much of the rest of his life in self-imposed exile from the United States.
Following Burroughs' death in August 1997, Barry Miles updated his riveting, highly readable and unconventional biography of this legendary provocateur and all-round thorn in the side of the establishment.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 1x8 b/w illustration section
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/09/2002
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780753507070