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Naked Lunch

  • Author: William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz & Barry Miles
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Literary
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Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Exerting its influence on the relationship of art and obscenity, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume—that contains final-draft typescripts, numerous unpublished contemporaneous writings by Burroughs, his own later introductions to the book, and his essay on psychoactive drugs—is a valuable and fresh experience of a novel that has lost none of its relevance or satirical bite....

Naked Lunch

  • Author: William S. Burroughs
  • Release Date : 2015-06-14
  • Genre: Literary
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Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift.—Jack Kerouac Booty brought back from a nightmare. -The New York Times The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes. Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in any order. The reader follows the narration of junkie William Lee, who takes on various aliases, from the U.S. to Mexico, eventually to Tangier and the dreamlike Interzone. The vignettes are drawn from Burroughs' own experiences in these places and his addiction to drugs (heroin, morphine, and while in Tangier, majoun [a strong hashish confection] as well as a German opioid, brand name Eukodol, of which he wrote frequently)....