William S Burroughs - A Man Within 2010

In the 1950s William S. Burroughs broke boundaries by addressing American queer and drug cultures. His novel 'Naked Lunch' is one of the most recognised and respected literary works of the 20th Century and has influenced generations of artists. This intimate …
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In the 1950s William S. Burroughs broke boundaries by addressing American queer and drug cultures. His novel 'Naked Lunch' is one of the most recognised and respected literary works of the 20th Century and has influenced generations of artists. This intimate documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of America's greatest authors.

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  • William S Burroughs: A Man Within Review

    This documentary is not so much focused on the celebrity of William S. Burroughs, or his role as one of the key leaders of the Beat movement; those fashionable aspects you’d expect to comprise a fi...

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  • burroughs the man ,not as interesting as the hype and people who like to be seen in his company- very unlikeable character.