Burroughs, William S. (1914 – 97)
50th anniversary edition. Grove Press, NY. Hardbound with slipcase. Burroughs was, as Salon’s Gary Kamiya notes, “20th – century drug culture’s Poe, its Artaud, its Baudelaire. He was the prophet of the literature of pure experience, a phenomenologist of dread…Burroughs had the scary genius to turn the junk wasteland into a parallel universe, one as thoroughly and obsessively rendered as Blake’s.