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Burroughs, William

Line breaks: Wil|liam Bur|roughs
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌrəʊz
 
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Definition of Burroughs, William in English:

( 1914–97), American novelist; full name William Seward Burroughs. In the 1940s he became addicted to heroin, and his best-known writing, for example Junkie (1953) and The Naked Lunch (1959), deals with life as a drug addict in a unique, surreal style.

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