A wild trip to the edge of reason

Rub Out the Words: The Letters of William S Burroughs 1959-1974. Edited by Bill Morgan. Penguin Classics, €37.80. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

21st April, 2012
A wild trip to the edge of reason
William Burroughs in Bourges, France, in 1984: he wrote as he lived. Photo: Getty

Rub Out the Words: The Letters of William S Burroughs 1959-1974

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William Burroughs' life must have seemed, even as he lived it, to be as chaotic and formless as his fiction, and as full of strangeness and looming menace. El Hombre Invisible, the gentlemen junkie in the thin black tie, hardly ever, it seems, sat still.

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