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William S Burroughs Biography...William Seward Burroughs II (/ ' b r o z / ; also known by his pen name William Lee ; (1914-02-05 ) February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997 (1997-08-02 ) ) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, 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 18 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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Quote Left Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole. Quote Right
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Quote Left Paranoia means having all the facts. Quote Right
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Quote Left I think there are innumerable gods. What we on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating through human consciousness control events. Quote Right
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Quote Left After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. Quote Right
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Quote Left Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means. Quote Right
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