“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
William S. Burroughs (American Writer)
Date of Birth:
February 5, 1914
Date of Death:
August 2, 1997
William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer. Much of Burroughs' work is semi-autobiographical, drawn from his experiences as an opiate addict, a condition that marked the last fifty years of his life. A primary member of the Beat Generation, he was an avant-garde author who affected popular culture as well as literature. In 1984, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.