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The Resource Last words : the final journals of William S. Burroughs, edited and with an introduction by James Grauerholz

Last words : the final journals of William S. Burroughs, edited and with an introduction by James Grauerholz

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Last words : the final journals of William S. Burroughs
Title
Last words
Title remainder
the final journals of William S. Burroughs
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by James Grauerholz
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs is the most intimate work Burroughs ever wrote, a complex portrait of Burroughs at the end of his life, coming to terms with aging and death." "Culled from journal entries of the last nine months of his life, Last Words spans the realms of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and fiction. Classic Burroughs concerns - rants on U.S. drug policy, contempt of the state of the human race, his love for his cats - permeate the book. He breaks into classic "routines" and provides frequent commentary on whatever he is reading - from high literature to low-brow thrillers. The "Old Man" emerges as frequently comical, sometimes meditative, always engaged - a commentator on the state of the world and the self. Most significantly, Last Words reveals the most open and vulnerable Burroughs we have ever seen. His reflections on the deaths of his friends Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary provide a window on the preparations Burroughs was making for his own death - a quest for absolution marked by a profound sense of guilt and loss."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burroughs, William S.
Dewey number
  • 818/.5403
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U75
LC item number
Z468 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grauerholz, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novelists, American
  • Burroughs, William S
Label
Last words : the final journals of William S. Burroughs, edited and with an introduction by James Grauerholz
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42022427
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 273 pages
Isbn
9780802116574
Lccn
99044259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Last words : the final journals of William S. Burroughs, edited and with an introduction by James Grauerholz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42022427
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 273 pages
Isbn
9780802116574
Lccn
99044259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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