WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS' UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS: Lola 'La Chata' & Bernabé Jurado.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS' UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS: Lola 'La Chata' & Bernabé Jurado.

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WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS' UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS: Lola 'La Chata' & Bernabé Jurado.

Brisbane: Xochi, 2001. First edition. 16mo. Wrps. (no h/c issued), 58pp. Illustrated (including a photograph of Burroughs in Lecumberri Prison). Introduction by Jack Sargeant. Limited to 123 copies.

Contains an essay by Michael Spann about the years Burroughs lived in Mexico (1949-52), and in particular the origins of two of his most memorable Mexican characters, his lawyer Bernabé Jurado, who appears throughout his work, and Lola 'La Chata', the most powerful drug trafficker in Mexico City from the 1930s through to the 1950s. Spann also provides a detailed account of Burroughs' accidental shooting of his wife, Joan Vollmer.

Also included is a short piece by Burroughs entitled "My Most Unforgettable Character" (Jurado), edited by James Grauerholz from the original text handwritten on index cards in March 1995.

Fine.

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