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Name:    Burroughs, William
Born/Started:     Feb. 05, 1914
Died/Ended:     Aug. 02, 1997
Description:    William Burroughs was an unconventional author who grew up in St. Louis and, together with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, formed the core of the "Beat Generation" during World War II. He is best known for his radically unconventional writing, much of which has often been banned. His 1960 novel, The Naked Lunch, influenced an entire generation.

Burroughs was inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1983.

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