Burroughs

[ bur-ohz, buhr- ]
/ ˈbɜr oʊz, ˈbʌr- /

noun

Edgar Rice, 1875–1950, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
John, 1837–1921, U.S. naturalist and essayist.
William Seward, 1855–98, U.S. inventor of the adding machine.
his grandson, William S(eward), 1914–1997, U.S. novelist.

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Burroughs
/ (ˈbʌrəʊz) /

noun

Edgar Rice . 1875–1950, US novelist, author of the Tarzan stories
William S (eward). 1914–97, US novelist, noted for his experimental works exploring themes of drug addiction, violence, and homosexuality. His novels include Junkie (1953), The Naked Lunch (1959), and Interzone (1989)
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