William S. Burroughs Naked Lunch

ISBN 13: 9780714503912

Naked Lunch

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9780714503912: Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century, a book that redefined not just literature but American culture. An unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and ultimately a nightmarish wasteland known as interzone, its formal innovation, formerly taboo subject matter, and tour de force execution have exerted their influence on the work of authors like Thomas Pynchon, J. G. Ballard, and William Gibson; on the relationship of art and obscenity; and on the shape of music, film and media generally. Naked Lunch: The Restored Text includes many editorial corrections on the text, several essays he wrote over the years about the book, and an appendix of 20 percent new material and alternate drafts from the original manuscript, which predates the first published version. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume is a valuable and fresh experience of this classic of our culture.

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"He was," as Salon's Gary Kamyia notes, "20th-century drug culture's Poe, its Artaud, its Baudelaire. He was the prophet of the literature of pure experience, a phenomenologist of dread.... Burroughs had the scary genius to turn the junk wasteland into a parallel universe, one as thoroughly and obsessively rendered as Blake's."

Why has this homosexual ex-junkie, whose claim to fame rests entirely on one book--the hallucinogenic ravings of a heroin addict--so seized the collective imagination? Burroughs wrote Naked Lunch in a Tangier, Morocco, hotel room between 1954 and 1957. Allen Ginsberg and his beatnik cronies burst onto the scene, rescued the manuscript from the food-encrusted floor, and introduced some order to the pages. It was published in Paris in 1959 by the notorious Olympia Press and in the U.S. in 1962; the landmark obscenity trial that ensued served to end literary censorship in America.

Burroughs's literary experiment--the much-touted "cut-up" technique--mirrored the workings of a junkie's brain. But it was junk coupled with vision: Burroughs makes teeming amalgam of allegory, sci-fi, and non-linear narration, all wrapped in a blend of humor--slapstick, Swiftian, slang-infested humor. What is Naked Lunch about? People turn into blobs amidst the sort of evil that R. Crumb, in the decades to come, would inimitably flesh out with his dark and creepy cartoon images. Perhaps the most easily grasped part of Naked Lunch is its America-bashing, replete with slang and vitriol. Read it and see for yourself.

About the Author:

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS (1914 1997) was the author of numerous novels, including Nova Express, The Ticket That Exploded, The Soft Machine, and The Wild Boys, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. JAMES GRAUERHOLZ was Burroughs s longtime secretary and editor. BARRY MILES has been involved for years with Beat literature as a scholar and participant. Among his books are The Beat Hotel and biographies of Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

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Burroughs, William
Editorial: Calder & Boyars, London (1974)
ISBN 10: 0714503916 ISBN 13: 9780714503912
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Descripción Calder & Boyars, London, 1974. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First U.K. Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Nº de ref. de la librería 024667

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Descripción Calder Publications Ltd, 1964. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP69336141

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Descripción Calder Publications Ltd, 1964. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. No Dustjacket. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI2449414

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William S. Burroughs
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Descripción Calder Publications Ltd, 1964. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover with dustwrapper pub. John Calder in association with Olympic Press 1964. Book is in good clean condition. There is some evidence of spine lean and the upper page block is darkened. Dustwrapper is clean with a little edgewear and shows some creasing on both front and rear flaps. Nº de ref. de la librería 29Jun16 ML Naked Lunch

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