William Burroughs was one of the founders of the first counter culture movement, “The Beat Generation”.
The “Flower Power” in the 60´s was a derivation of the “Beat Generation”.
Some people say that William Burroughs was the greatest writer that ever lived. After all, here was a man who was one of the founders of "The Beat Generation"(together with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg), a man whose novel "Naked Lunch" helped break literature out of its traditional forms and removed the final barriers of censorship in America.
His life is so rich and full of such surreal events that it is possible to study it from a variety on levels.
For this reaserch ill focus on William Burroughs on the personal level as well as being part of a collective (The Beat Generation).