The western lands

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Viking, Dec 1, 1987 - Fiction - 258 pages
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Burroughs completes a trilogy that began with Cities of the Red Night and The Place of Dead Roads with a profound, revealing and often astounding meditation on the themes of mortality, loneliness, nuclear peril and theinextinguishable hope for an existence beyond bodily death.

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A perfect ending to the trilogy. - Goodreads
Burroughs in this trilogy is a great travel writer. - Goodreads
Writers writing themselves into immortality. - Goodreads
The book ends with the death of that writer. - Goodreads

Review: The Western Lands (The Red Night Trilogy #3)

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Sheer genius. As other reviewers have pointed out, the conclusion to the trilogy is not as sex-charged as the other novels. This is a real masterpiece. The narrative structure uses a blend of Egyptian ... Read full review

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William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. He is best-known work is 1959's "Naked Lunch"--which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include "Junky" and "The Place of Dead Roads" (Picador).

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