Happy Birthday, William S. Burroughs

Happy birthday to the controversial William S. Burroughs. An inspiration to such musicians and artists as Kurt Cobain, Tom Waits, and Patti Smith, Burroughs was the last major author prosecuted for obscenity crimes. Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1983, Burroughs was a member of the Beat Generation, and a contemporary of Jack Kerouac. Known for his post-Modernist style, and was an alumnus of Harvard University.

For the #spnfamily – side note – Burroughs died in 1997 in Lawrence, Kansas.

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