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Last words : the final journals of William S. Burroughs

Author: William S Burroughs; James Grauerholz
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs is the most intimate work Burroughs ever wrote, a complex portrait of Burroughs at the end of his life, coming to terms with aging and death." "Culled from journal entries of the last nine months of his life, Last Words spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns - rants on U.S. drug policy, contempt of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Proofs (Printing)
Diaries
Named Person: William S Burroughs; William S Burroughs; William S Burroughs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William S Burroughs; James Grauerholz
ISBN: 0802116574 9780802116574
OCLC Number: 42022427
Description: xx, 273 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by James Grauerholz.

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The purest, most personal work ever presented by William S. Burroughs, and a poignant portrait of the man, his life, and his creative process--one that never quit, even in the shadow of death.  Read more...

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