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William Burroughs

Born February 5, 1914

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. William Burroughs Marker
Inscription.  Born at 1664 Pershing Avenue, William Burroughs attended community school and John Burroughs School. We was a cub reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1935, during World War II. Burroughs met Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, forming the core of "The Beat Generation." An author and visual artist, he is best known for his writing, which is radically unconventional in technique and content. It often has been banned. His 1960 novel, "The Naked Lunch," influenced an entire generation. Burroughs was inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1983.
 
Erected 1990 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.345′ N, 90° 18.22′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6362 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auguste Chouteau (here, next to this marker);
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Phyllis Diller (a few steps from this marker); Bob Gibson (a few steps from this marker); Shelley Winters (a few steps from this marker); Albert King (a few steps from this marker); Gyo Obata (a few steps from this marker); Betty Grable (a few steps from this marker); Harry Caray (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsWar, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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