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The Death of Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs

Due to trouble with the law, mainly for drug possession and distribution, William S. Burroughs, his wife Joan and their children moved many times, ending up in Mexico City. One night Bill and Joan attended a party and, while drunk, it is argued that they decided to play a game of William Tell. While accounts…

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The Women Behind the Beat Writers

Although the Beat Generation was most famously known for its male writers, artists and poets, there was also a group of women who played a major part in the movement and the lives of great men like Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady.   Edie Kerouac Parker Edie Parker was born…

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