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And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S. Burroughs
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802144349, Paperback)
In the summer of 1944, a shocking murder rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, both still unknown, we inspired by the crime to collaborate on a novel, a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and brutality, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives. Finally published after more than sixty years, this is a captivating read, and incomparable literary artifact, and a window into the lives and art of two of the twentieth century’s most influential writers.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:48 -0400)
A hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and obsession, art and violence, that brings to life a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation.
(summary from another edition)
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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