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My Education by William S. Burroughs
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Jun 01, 1996 | ISBN 9780140094541

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PRAISE FOR MY EDUCATION:

“Die-hard fans will no doubt scoop this up…” –– Kirkus Reviews

“The noted Burroughs himself is the central character of his first novel in seven years, revisiting the site of hundreds of his dreams, a landscape “where I get my best sets and characters.” Numerous family members, friends and celebrities from the author’s past appear-Mick Jagger, L. Ron Hubbard, Paul Bowles, Allen Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac-and locales vary wildly, from Manhattan to Panama, ancient Rome to the planet Venus.” — Publishers Weekly


PRAISE FOR WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: 

“The only American novelist who may conceivably be possessed by genius.” —Norman Mailer

“Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift. . . . Swift and Rabelais and Sterne accomplished a step in that direction, and Burroughs another.” —Jack Kerouac

“He’s a writer of enormous richness whose books are a kind of attempt to blow up this cozy conspiracy, to allow us to see what’s on the end of the fork . . . the truth.” —J. G. Ballard

“Burroughs was the last great avatar of literary modernism…” – Will Self

“A creator of grim fairy tales for adults, Burroughs spoke to our nightmare fears and, still worse, to our nightmare longings. . . . And more than any other postwar wordsmith, he bridged generations; popularity in the youth culture is greater now than during the heady days of the Beats.” —The Los Angeles Times Book Review

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