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Laid out as diary entries of the last nine months of Burroughs's life, "Last Words" spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns--literature, U.S. drug policy, the state of humanity, his love for his cats--permeate this poignant portrait of the man, his life, and the creative process.

Synopsis:

Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs is the most intimate book ever written by William S. Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and one of the most celebrated literary outlaws of our time. Laid out as diary entries of the last nine months of Burroughs's life, Last Words spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns — literature, U.S. drug policy, the state of humanity, his love for his cats — permeate the book. Most significantly, Last Words contains some of the most personal work Burroughs has ever written, a final reckoning with his life and regrets, and his reflections on the deaths of his friends Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary. It is a poignant portrait of the man, his life, and his creative process — one that never quit, not even in the shadow of death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802137784
Editor:
Grauerholz, James
Author:
Grauerholz, James
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Burroughs, William S.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Burroughs, William S.
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 10 oz

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Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs is the most intimate book ever written by William S. Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and one of the most celebrated literary outlaws of our time. Laid out as diary entries of the last nine months of Burroughs's life, Last Words spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns — literature, U.S. drug policy, the state of humanity, his love for his cats — permeate the book. Most significantly, Last Words contains some of the most personal work Burroughs has ever written, a final reckoning with his life and regrets, and his reflections on the deaths of his friends Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary. It is a poignant portrait of the man, his life, and his creative process — one that never quit, not even in the shadow of death.
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