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William S. Burroughs Jr. (1947–1981)

William Seward Burroughs III, or "Billy" Burroughs, was the son of Beat writer William S. Burroughs and Joan Vollmer. He wrote three novels: "Speed," "Kentucky Ham," and the unfinished "Prakriti Junction." Billy was a methamphetamine/methedrine addict for much of his life, and was arrested several times for forging prescriptions. In 1976, Burroughs... See full bio »

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Novels: 'Speed' and 'Kentucky Ham'.

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Keep your snout in the public trough.


Although known as William S. Burroughs Jr., he was in fact William Burroughs III, following his novelist father and his great-grandfather, the inventor of the adding machine.

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