William S. Burroughs

The Hippie movement has lost one of its idols. Author William Seward Burroughs died Saturday night in Kansas. He was 83 years old. Burroughs described his experiences with sex and drugs in experimental novels and poems. His most famous book, "Naked Lunch," was written during the 1960s. It inspired a young generation that questioned the standards of society while dreaming of a pacifistic world with no conformity pressures. One of his most recent accomplishments was the libretto to the satirical opera "Black Rider," which was staged by Robert Wilson at Hamburg's Thalia Theater in 1990. Burroughs' death was the result of a heart attack. Georg Hirsch has more about his life and work.

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