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William S. Burroughs

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William S. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, including Naked Lunch, Junky, and Queer, as well as six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. In 1991, director David Cronenberg adapted Naked Lunch for the screen in a film starring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Roy Scheider, and Ian Holm. Burroughs also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances as himself in films.

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Queer

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Don't Hide the Madness

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In Youth Is Pleasure

Denton Welch
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Cities of the Red Night

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The Adding Machine

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You Can't Win

Jack Black
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Junky

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The Ticket That Exploded

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Nova Express

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The Soft Machine

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And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

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Last Words

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The Wild Boys

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Naked Lunch

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Word Virus

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Reefer Madness

Larry "Ratso" Sloman
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Speed and Kentucky Ham

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