William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and Junky, has been in every sense an outlaw: he has spent time in jail: he shot and killed his wife; he was a drug addict, forced to spend most of his life in exile from America, often on the run; he was openly homosexual at a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence.
Ted Morgan is a prize-winning journalist and author of, among other books, biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Somerset Maugham. His account of France under German occupation, An Uncertain House, was published in 1990.
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5.Chicago and New York:1942-1944
6."And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks":1944
15.Burroughs Meets Leary:1950-1961
16.Burroughs at Large:1962-1965
17.The London Years:1966-1973
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