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The Place of Dead Roads

The Place of Dead Roads

by William S. Burroughs

Publisher Holt Rinehart and Winston


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About the book

A controversial reworking of well-trodden American myth by the author of Naked Lunch.

This surreal fable, set in Americas Old West, features a cast of notorious characters: The Crying Gun, who breaks into tears at the sight of his opponent; The Priest, who goes into gunfights giving his adversaries the last rites; and The Nihilistic Kid himself, Kim Carson, who, with a succession of beautiful sidekicks, sets out to challenge the morality of small-town America.

Fantastical and humorous, The Place of Dead Roads continues William Burroughs exploration of societys controlling forces the State, the Church, women, literature, drugs with a style that is utterly unique in twentieth-century literature.

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About the Author

William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs (also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, satirist, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author who wrote in the paranoid fiction genre, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century". His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Number 53 of 300.

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