Last Words

The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00659116
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802197238
Publisher: Grove Press
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Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs is the most intimate book ever written by William S. Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and one of the most celebrated literary outlaws of our time. Laid out as diary entries of the last nine months of Burroughs's life, Last Words spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns-literature, U.S. drug policy, the state of humanity, his love for his cats-permeate the book. Most significantly, Last Words contains some of the most personal work Burroughs has ever written, a final reckoning with his life and regrets, and his reflections on the deaths of his friends Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary. It is a poignant portrait of the man, his life, and his creative process-one that never quit, not even in the shadow of death.

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