William S. Burroughs - age: 83

William S. Burroughs

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Beat Generation author who is best remembered for his 1958 novel Naked Lunch. His other works include The Nova Trilogy and Junkie.He traveled widely and lived for a time in South America and Mexico.David Cronenberg adapted Burroughs' most famous work, Naked Lunch, for the screen.

BEFORE FAME

He lived a bohemian lifestyle in the literary community of Greenwich Village, New York.

PERSONAL LIFE

He shot and killed his wife, Joan Vollmer, during a drunken party game at a Mexico City bar. He had a son named William Jr.

Famous Quotes
A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.

FUN FACTS

Poet William S. Burroughs were born on Thursday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Tiger, it is 18 days until William S. Burroughs next birthday.

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