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- Homophobic Classics Collection
- Lesbian Safety Collection
- Queer Graphica Collection
- Queer Pulp Collection
- Queer Sports Collection
- Rare Books Collection
- Trans Collection
- William S. Burroughs Collection
- The Closet Library - Pulp Fiction
- Hudler Archives
- Visual Arts Collections
William S. Burroughs Collection
Ever wondered about the "outlaw" author behind such transgressive classics as Naked Lunch (1959), The Wild Boys (1971), and Queer (1985)? Now you can explore the wide range of writings produced by queer author William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) thanks to a generous donation by Londoner Mike Niederman. Included in the Burroughs Collection are novels, essays, interviews, biographies, and audio tapes. His fiction is celebrated for its hallucinatory imagery, surrealistic satire, sadomasochistic subversiveness, and brilliant mimicry of the speech and thought patterns of junkies, criminals, hipsters, and other outsiders. "Language is a virus from outer space," he once declared, neatly summing up his pulp-fiction sense of discourse as a power strangely alien to human will.
View the complete William S. Burroughs Collection on the Western public catalogue.
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