(KTVI)-William S. Burroughs, one of the founding figures of the Beat Generation, was born on February 5, 1914, in St. Louis. One hundred years later, his influence is still being felt. An addict for years, his books, such as “Junky” and “Naked Lunch”, were harrowing looks at drug culture.
A new biography on him has just been published and St. Louis Post-Dispatch book editor, Jane Henderson says his life still has the power to shock you. You can read Henderson's full article on Burroughs in Sunday's A&E section for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.