William S. Burroughs bibliography
This is a bibliography of the works of William S. Burroughs.
Novels and other long fiction
- Junkie (aka Junky) (1953) (ISBN 0-14-200316-6 - later reprint)
- Queer (written 1951-3; published 1985) (ISBN 0-14-008389-8)
- Naked Lunch (1959) (ISBN 0-8021-3295-2)
- The Nova Trilogy (1961-67):
- Dead Fingers Talk (1963) (ISBN 9780426050049) - sections of Naked Lunch, Soft Machine and Ticket That Exploded re-arranged into a new narrative. Often erroneously called a compilation because of this.
- The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (1969) (ISBN 1-55970-211-7)
- The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead (1971) (ISBN 0-8021-3331-2)
- Port of Saints (1973) (ISBN 0-912652-64-0)
- The Red Night Trilogy (1981-87):
- My Education: A Book of Dreams (1995) (ISBN 0-14-009454-7)
- Note: Burroughs published revised and rewritten editions of several of the above novels, including The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded, while reedited versions of some books such as Junkie and Naked Lunch have been published posthumously.
Non-fiction and letters
- "Letter From A Master Addict To Dangerous Drugs," British Journal of Addiction, Vol. 53, No. 2, 3 August 1956
- The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs (1969) (ISBN 0-14-011882-9) (with Daniel Odier)
- Jack Kerouac (1970) (with Claude Pelieu)
- The Electronic Revolution (1971)
- "Foreword" (1974) to Mohamed Choukri's Jean Genet in Tangier (SBN 912-94608-3)
- The Retreat Diaries (1976) - later included in The Burroughs File
- Letters to Allen Ginsberg 1953-1957 (1976)
- Selected Letters (1993)
- The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1945-1959 (1993) (ISBN 978-0330330749)
- Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs (2000; ISBN 0-8021-3778-4)
- Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs (2007; ISBN 978-0-8142-1080-2)
- Rub Out The Words: The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974 (2012) (ISBN 978-1-846-14167-6)
Stories and novellas
The Final Academy Documents, with experimental film collaborations of Brion Gysin, Antony Balch, John Giorno, and others, based on a tour organized by David Dawson, Roger Ely, and Genesis P-Orridge. A DVD of edited highlights from the tour, including Burroughs's 1982 appearance reading from his work at Manchester's The Haçienda, a performance by Giorno and includes the experimental film collaborations with Balch, Gysin, and others, Towers Open Fire and Ghosts at No. 9.
Burroughs appeared as himself in a number of films in the 1980s and 1990s, including the 1986 Laurie Anderson concert film Home of the Brave (in which Burroughs dances a slow-motion tango with Anderson during one number and provides vocal samples in other parts of the film), and the documentaries Heavy Petting and What Happened to Kerouac?
Burroughs also played a cameo part in the film Drugstore Cowboy, and his recording of The Junky's Christmas formed the basis for a 1993 animated short film of the same title in which Burroughs himself appears. He collaborated on the documentary Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs on the Road eventually released in 2007. An animated short film based upon his story "Ah Pook is Here" has also been produced.
Gus Van Sant made a short film in 1981 based on Burroughs's "The Discipline of DE".
Recordings (partial list)
- Call Me Burroughs (1965) - The English Bookshop, Paris (reissued in 1995 by Rhino Word Beat)
- The Nova Convention (1979) by Burroughs and others - LP GPS
- Nothing Here Now But The Recordings (1981) with Brion Gysin - LP Industrial Records IR0016
- You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With (1981) with John Giorno and Laurie Anderson - LP GPS
- Mister Heartbreak (1984) by Laurie Anderson - Burroughs reads "Sharkey's Night"
- The Elvis of Letters (1985) with Gus van Sant
- Home of the Brave (1986) by Laurie Anderson - Burroughs sample is used in the song "Late Show"
- UnCommon Quotes (1986) - Recorded at CARAVAN of DREAMS, September 11, 1986 (ISBN 0 929856 00 7); cassette only; includes foldout essay "William S. Burroughs: A Shift in Vision" by Robert Palmer
- Break Through In Grey Room (1986) - A collection of readings and cutups - Sub Rosa Records
- Smack My Crack (1987) with Tom Waits and various artists - LP GPS
- Like A Girl I Want To Keep Coming (1989) by John Giorno - LP GPS
- Seven Souls (1989) by Material - remixed in 1998 as The Road to the Western Lands
- Dead City Radio (1990) - Island Records
- Millions of Images (1990) with Gus Van Sant
- The "Priest" they called him (1992) - Burroughs narrates and Kurt Cobain plays guitar
- "Just One Fix" (1992) from the Ministry album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs - Burroughs reads "Quick Fix" and created the cover art
- The Black Rider (1992) - Musical co-authored with Tom Waits and Robert Wilson, sings on "T'ain't No Sin"
- Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales with The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (1993) - Island Records
- "Words Of Advice" on the Material album Hallucination Engine (1994)
- 10%: File under Burroughs (1996) - 2-CD set, produced by Frank Rynne and Joe Ambrose, Sub Rosa
- Songs in the Key of X (1996) and In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 bonus disc (2003) - Burroughs vocal over an instrumental version of R.E.M.'s "Star Me Kitten"
- Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (2000) - Burroughs reads poetry by Jim Morrison over music by The Doors on "Is Everybody In?"
- William S. Burroughs (2013). Cities of the Red Night: A Novel (illustrated ed.). Holt Paperbacks. p. 110. ISBN 1466856602. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
- James Grauerholz. Word Virus, New York: Grove, 1998
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- Containing 1,077 numbered entries, Anything but Routine: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography of William S. Burroughs v. 2.0 by Brian E.C. Schottlaender of UC San Diego Libraries lists many more works by Burroughs