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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This novel concludes the trilogy begun in Cities of the Red Night ( LJ 11/15/80) and The Place of the Dead Roads ( LJ 2/1/84). The title refers to the place in ancient Egyptian mythology where souls ... 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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