He'd worked and played in Vienna, Paris, London, Tangiers, Chicago, Mexico, and New York before finally retiring to Lawrence, Kansas in the 1990s, where he died. He stood the literary establishment on its ear in 1959 with the publication of his Beat classic Naked Lunch.During the 1980s, Burroughs combined his predilection for firearms with his desire to paint. His "gunshot paintings" were nearly as controversial in the art world as Naked Lunch had been in the literary world decades earlier. Near fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. Book binding square with slight loosening of spine causing mild lean. Boards clean with richly colored original full bound cloth boards.
Internally bright and unmarked with crisp text. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the Author on the title page. Dust Jacket is Fine with only slight shelf wear to head and foot of spine and single pen-sized impression at mid-hinge of front panel. SIGNED FIRST EDITION 1st Printing William BURROUGHS 1973" is in sale since Friday, January 1, 2021.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "labb1279" and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.