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The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

Jorge García-Robles

Abstract

First published in Mexico in 1995 as La bala perdida, The Stray Bullet presents a thorough and compelling account of William S Burroughs’ Mexico experience. Author Jorge García-Robles makes a convincing case that Mexico, as escape route, inspiration and alternative universe, was essential to Burroughs’ development as a writer, as well as the scene of the definitive incident in the writer’s life, his accidental shooting of his wife, Joan Vollmer. Beginning with a description of the circumstances that led Burroughs to move to Mexico, the book covers the author’s initial elation at settling into ... More

Keywords: William S. Burroughs, Mexico, Mexico City, Beat, Biography, Queer Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680627
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680627.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jorge García-Robles, author