The Fiction of William S Burroughs

The Fiction of William S Burroughs

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Author: Ranjeet Singh Gill
Publisher: Prestige Books
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 130
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175511494


William S Burroughs (1914-97), a multi-faceted genius, is considered one of the significant American novelists of the second half of the twentieth century. Described as the mentor of Beat Generation, he evolved a new fictional form, called Pop-Art novel. Interestingly, he had been a drug-addict for fifteen years.

Right through his career Burroughs’s sociological blueprint reflects human individual as a helpless being, a highly vulnerable entity opting for relationships and addictions which eventually deconstruct and fracture human existence, making it a living nightmare, a chimera of existential predicaments. Whatever, his place among the stalwarts of the genre is assured.