William S. Burroughs

How does one go from being a junkie to writing a novel that transforms American culture? By driving through the underbelly of society and gleefully scorning all the trappings of a normal life. This is the life of a queer junkie, burning for a fix. This is William S. Burroughs.

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Books by Burroughs

Hunter S. Thompson

Big Sur

Howl and other poems

Amiri Baraka

Captain America

And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks

Steely Dan