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ID: 500053989
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500053989

 
Record Type: Person
Burroughs, William S. (American writer and mixed-media artist, 1914-1997)

Note: American writer known primarily for his novel "Naked Lunch," first published in 1959, and is considered one of the foundational figures of the Beat generation. His experiments with writing evolved over the course of his life. He developed several modes of composition that relied on chance juxtapositions, such as the 'cut-up' method he developed with the artist Brion Gysin. From the 1970s he became an increasingly visible figure in popular culture, appearing as a spoken word artist, film actor, and in later years, a painter. His experience of heroin addiction featured prominently in his work, particularly his early novels.

Names:
Burroughs, William S. (preferred,V,index,LC)
William S. Burroughs (V,display)
Burroughs, William Seward (V)
Burroughs, William (U)
Lee, Willy (U)
Lee, William (U)
Baroouz, Ouiliam (U)
Berrouz, Uilʹi︠a︡m (U)
William Burroughs (U)
Burroughs, William S. (William Seward) (V)
William S. (William Seward) Burroughs (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
undetermined

Roles:
artist (preferred)
writer
painter
photographer
mixed-media artist
actor(s)

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Saint Louis (St. Louis Indep. City, Missouri, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Lawrence (Douglas county, Kansas, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associate of ....  P-Orridge, Genesis Breyer  
......................  (English multimedia artist and musician, born 1950, active in the United States) [500056236]
collaborated with ....  Gysin, Brion  
................................  (American painter and writer, 1916-1986) [500089445]
collaborated with ....  Wilson, Robert  
................................  (American performance artist, scenographer, and writer, born 1941) [500124951]
friend of ....  Ginsberg, Allen  
................  (American poet, 1926-1997) [500330914]
friend of ....  Giorno, John  
................  (American poet and painter, born 1936) [500352063]
friend of ....  Kerouac, Jack  
................  (American writer, 1922-1969) [500290917]
worked with ....  Van Sant, Gus  
....................  (American filmmaker, born 1952) [500350772]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Burroughs, William S. (I)

Biographies:
(American writer and mixed-media artist, 1914-1997) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American photographer b.1914) ..... [GRLPSC]
(artist, 1914-1997) ..... [GRL]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Baroouz, Ouiliam ........ [GRL]
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79026862
Berrouz, Uilʹi︠a︡m ........ [GRL]
......................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79026862
Burroughs, William ........ [GRISC Preferred, GRL, VP]
......................................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 2006M8
......................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79026862
Burroughs, William S. ........ [GRISC, GRL Preferred, VP Preferred]
...........................................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164
...........................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 28 July 2003
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79026862
Burroughs, William Seward ........ [GRLPSC Preferred]
...................................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
Burroughs, William S. (William Seward) ........ [GRISC]
...........................................................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Lee, William ........ [GRL]
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79026862
Lee, Willy ........ [GRL]
......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79026862
William Burroughs ........ [GRISC, VP]
....................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
William S. Burroughs ........ [GRISC, VP]
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
William S. (William Seward) Burroughs ........ [GRISC]
.........................................................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPSC, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-) accessed 28 July 2003
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 28 July 2003
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79026862
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 28 July 2003
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79026862
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Severo, William S. Burroughs New York Times (1997) obit.
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