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Mentored by a madman : the William Burroughs experiment

Author: Andrew Lees; James Grauerholz
Publisher: Honiton : Notting Hill Editions, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fascinating account by one of the world's leading neurologists of the profound influence of William Burroughs on his medical career. Lees relates how Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Lees journeys to the Amazonian rainforest in search of cures, and through sef-experimentation seeks to find the answers his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Andrew Lees; William S Burroughs; Andrew Lees; William S Burroughs; William S Burroughs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Lees; James Grauerholz
ISBN: 9781910749104 1910749109
OCLC Number: 936411095
Description: xviii, 213 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 19 cm
Responsibility: A.J. Lees.

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In this extraordinary memoir, neuroscientist Andrew Lees explains how William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, played an unlikely part in his medical career.  Read more...

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"Lees takes the reader on an extraordinary journey inside and outside the brain. His deep humanity and honesty shines throughout. The inevitable comparison with the late, great Oliver Sacks is Read more...

 
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