The Western Lands Summary
William S. Burroughs

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The Western Lands Summary

In The Western Lands, Burroughs moves beyond devastating descriptions of worlds in chaos and collapse (as in the plague-ridden planet of Cities of the Red Night, 1981) to prescribe a remedy for the social ills he has been challenging. The core idea of repressive force wielded by people or organizations bent (often blindly) on annihilation of the species recurs as a continuing motif, but instead of challenging destructive force with its lethal counterpart...

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The The Western Lands Study Pack contains about 11 pages of study material in 6 products, including:

The Western Lands Short Guide