William S. Burroughs

3/08/2010 06:55:00 PM ·

William S. Burroughs was known as the Godfather of The Beats writing ingenious literary works, while hiding behind his own mask. RS Wing, a close and dear online writer friend, has transcribed a sensational biography of Burrough's life, taking us from beginning to end of this tormented and gifted individual's life.

In September of 1932, Burroughs enrolled at Harvard and learned quickly to despise the waspy atmosphere that permeated the prestigious university. With a very lack luster attitude on campus, his only interest was the great literature of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner”, and Thomas De Quincey, “Confessions Of An English Opium Eater”, detailing opium’s surrealistic effect on their writing. After graduating in 1936, his parents provided the finances for him to travel through Europe for a year. While staying in Vienna he decided to study medicine for the purpose of psychoanalytic theory. Although these studies seemed to be his calling, he was forced to move back to America because of the ever present political climate created by the Nazi infiltration of Vienna.
Read more about the Godfather of the Beats William Burrough-Part One

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