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William S Burroughs

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an American author, painter, and spoken-word performer who has had a wide-ranging influence on American culture. Jack Kerouac called him the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift. Norman Mailer declared him the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius. A postmodernist and a key figure of the beat generation, he focused his art on a relentless subversion of the moral, political, and economic conventions of modern American...See more

Personality Profile For William S Burroughs

William S Burroughs

The following is a personality profile of William S Burroughs based on his work.

William S Burroughs is shrewd and somewhat inconsiderate.

He is imaginative, he has a wild imagination. He is unstructured as well: he does not make a lot of time for organization in his daily life. But, William S Burroughs is also unconcerned with art: he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for belongingness.

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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