Nevertheless, Literary Outlaw remains the definitive Burroughs biography written to date.
It was the most exciting book I have read in quite a while, and yet I have to stop short of saying that it actually meant something to me personally.
This was not only one of the best literary biographies I've ever read but also one of the best biographies in general.
This bio of William S. Burroughs manages to provide an exhaustive look at the whole Beat ethos, the sickness of Western culture -- literal addiction to power, the psyche of its... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Verita
Not much to say. This is the definitive biography on William S. Burroughs. Highly recommended both for Burroughs fans and avid readers, this is the story of an extraordinary man... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Alberto Curutchet
This is, in short, the best biography I have read so far on the life of this interesting writer. He is one of those writers who's life is as exiting to read about as his own books. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jesper Deleuran
One of the best books that I have ever read!! A true perspective of the Beat Generation from the insight of William S. Burroughs. Also a preview to Naked Lunch.[...]Published on October 28, 2011 by Gayle A. Mitchell
Ted Morgan has written a detailed biography of the writer and media personality William S. Burroughs that explores his many contradictions. Read morePublished on August 24, 2010 by David Bonesteel
This book changed my life, as did Camille Paglia's "Sexual Personae" when I first read it 19-20 years ago. Read morePublished on July 25, 2010 by Stephen C. Bird
I read this book in 1989 shortly after it was first published, and very much enjoyed it. I discovered a second hand copy in a bookstore in Brisbane in 2004, bought it and then... Read morePublished on April 4, 2010 by Timothy Boroughs
Read On the Road years ago then a while back read Dharma Bums. Got me interested in K, and then the rest of the Beats. This book will come back in print someday. Read morePublished on February 14, 2009 by Tayter Bill