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Burroughs, William S.locked

(05 February 1914–02 August 1997)
  • Keay Davidson

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Burroughs, William S. (05 February 1914–02 August 1997), author, was born William Seward Burroughs II near Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Mortimer Burroughs, an MIT graduate who ran a glass business, and Laura Lee Burroughs, a preacher's daughter and debutante intrigued by spiritualism. His later life would contrast sharply with his origins in what the Progressive-era theorist ...

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