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William S. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation who wrote in the postmodern paranoid fiction genre. Jack Kerouac called Burroughs the "greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift," while Norman Mailer declared him "the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius." While he is best known for the novels Naked Lunch, Queer, and Junkie, he also collaborated with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Gus Van Sant, David Cronen-berg, and Sonic Youth to produce films, music, and performance pieces. — biography from William S. Burroughs' "The Revised Boy Scout Manual": An Electronic Revolution (Bulletin)… (more)
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This is the beat author, not to be confused with his son of the same name, also an author.

Naked Lunch 6,857 copies, 68 reviews
Junky 4,693 copies, 54 reviews
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text 3,993 copies, 54 reviews
Queer 1,663 copies, 25 reviews
The Soft Machine 1,472 copies, 16 reviews
Cities of the Red Night 1,415 copies, 11 reviews
Nova Express 1,029 copies, 11 reviews
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The Place of Dead Roads 910 copies, 3 reviews
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The Yage Letters 618 copies, 4 reviews
Interzone 579 copies, 3 reviews
The Cat Inside 572 copies, 7 reviews
My Education: A Book of Dreams 540 copies, 1 review
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The Burroughs File 203 copies, 2 reviews
Blade Runner: A Movie 186 copies, 2 reviews
Port of Saints 167 copies, 4 reviews
Electronic Revolution 120 copies, 1 review
The Third Mind 98 copies, 1 review
Dead Fingers Talk 97 copies, 1 review
Tornado Alley 82 copies
Ah Pook Is Here! 76 copies, 1 review
Sidetripping (Author) 66 copies, 2 reviews
A William Burroughs Reader 63 copies, 1 review
The Finger 59 copies
Painting & guns 44 copies
Roosevelt After Inauguration 38 copies, 1 review
The book of breeething 38 copies, 1 review
Cobble stone gardens 36 copies, 1 review
White Subway 34 copies, 1 review
Early Routines 26 copies
Minutes to Go. 23 copies, 1 review
Die alten Filme 14 copies
Snack... 10 copies
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You Can't Win 7 copies
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Sinki's sauna 4 copies
Entre chats 4 copies
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RUSKI 3 copies
7786 - Burroughs, Wm. (Contributor) 3 copies
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Son Sozler 2 copies
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THE DARK EYE 2 copies
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ZONE 7 1 copy
PARDON 1 copy
KLACTO 23 1 copy
The Portable Beat Reader (Viking Portable Library) (Contributor) 1,422 copies, 10 reviews
You Can't Win (Introduction, some editions) 629 copies, 14 reviews
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Contributor) 570 copies, 3 reviews
The Wild Party (Introduction, some editions) 550 copies, 13 reviews
Scattered Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series) (Photography, some editions) 430 copies, 6 reviews
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (Contributor) 318 copies
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 312 copies, 3 reviews
The New Media Reader (Contributor) 291 copies, 1 review
The Olympia Reader (Contributor) 275 copies, 1 review
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (Contributor) 267 copies, 1 review
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 265 copies, 4 reviews
Semiotext(e) SF (Contributor) 244 copies
William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Throbbing Gristle (Contributor) 234 copies, 1 review
High Risk: An Anthology of Forbidden Writings (Contributor) 211 copies, 2 reviews
Mindfield: New and Selected Poems (Foreword, some editions) 188 copies
The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft (Contributor) 183 copies, 2 reviews
In Youth Is Pleasure & I Left My Grandfather's House (Foreword, some editions) 141 copies, 2 reviews
Writers at Work 03 (Interviewee) 139 copies
Chaos & Cyber Culture (Contributor) 133 copies
SF12 (Contributor) 127 copies
The Herbert Huncke Reader (Foreword, some editions) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Naked Lunch [1991 film] (Original novel) 81 copies, 2 reviews
On the Line: New Gay Fiction (Contributor) 80 copies, 1 review
Jean Genet in Tangier (Introduction, some editions) 59 copies, 1 review
Gay Sunshine Interviews. Vol. 1 (Interviewee) 59 copies
Confederacy of the Dead (Contributor) 57 copies, 3 reviews
New American Story (Contributor) 48 copies
Flowers in the Blood: The Story of Opium (Introduction, some editions) 43 copies
The Black Rider [sound recording] (Contributor) 37 copies
The Lucifer Society (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
The Award Avant-Garde Reader (Contributor) 30 copies
Brion Gysin Let the Mice In (Contributor) 25 copies, 1 review
Strange Amazing and Mysterious Places (Introduction) 24 copies
Big Table 1 (Contributor) 18 copies
Grand Street 59: Time (Winter 1997) (Contributor) 16 copies
Seven Souls (Contributor) 15 copies
Living With the Animals (Contributor) 15 copies
New York Inside Out (Introduction, some editions) 14 copies
Omni Visions One (Contributor) 11 copies
Big Table 2 (Contributor) 10 copies
Helnwein Faces (Contributor) 5 copies
Evergreen Review No. 20 (Contributor) 5 copies
Hallucination engine (Vocalist) 5 copies
World Turning (Contributor) 5 copies
Locus Solus II (Contributor) 3 copies
Døds-layoutet 1 (Author, some editions; Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
AVEC (Contributor) 2 copies
Conspiracy Charges (Contributor) 2 copies
Steamshovel Press. Issue #17 (Contributor, some editions) 2 copies
The Paris Review 109 1988 Winter (Contributor) 2 copies
Life is a killer [sound recording] (Contributor) 2 copies
Lines, No. 6 (Contributor) 1 copy

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