The western lands

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Viking, Dec 1, 1987 - Fiction - 258 pages
36 Reviews
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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Review: The Western Lands (The Red Night Trilogy #3)

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This is a beautiful book. Burroughs is much calmer here than in his famed Nova trilogy which actually makes his satire even sharper as he himself seems to be coming from a more stable position in his ... Read full review

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

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Very funny in the early going but becomes less so as it goes along. One would think a man of Burroughs' intelligence would have reconciled to the extinction that is death. Still his treatment of the Egyptian Book of the Dead is interesting and entertaining.Ran on a little too long I thought. 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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