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Walter J. Hicks
University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)

William Burroughs: Stone Painter

To examine American novelist, William S. Burroughs, as a cultural figure, a hero who appears in many Beat novels and chronicles of the 1950s and serves a similar function to counter-cultural figures of the 1960s and 1970s; to examine the techniques of his genuinely experimental fiction and the radical techniques that underly it; and to examine the nature of his influence on younger American writers. No serious examinations of Burroughs and his place in contemporary American literature have appeared.

Project fields:
American Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 9/30/1975