Novel by William Burroughs, published in Paris (1959) and in New York (1962). Based upon the author's notes during a period of deep addiction to drugs, the book's first-person narrator, William Lee, is presented as a “recording instrument” of a surrealistic collage of nightmare fantasies purposefully without any sequential plot. Instead, the spokesman's psychic states, his alienation, and his fight against authority are depicted.
Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).
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William S. Burroughs (1914—1997) American novelist