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Naked Lunch By William S. Burroughs

Naked Lunch
by William S. Burroughs

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The anarchic, phenomenally strong-sellling classic from the godfather of the Beats.
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Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

The anarchic, phenomenally strong-sellling classic from the godfather of the Beats. Welcome to Interzone! Say hello to Bradley the Buyer, the best narcotics agent in the business. Attend international playboy A.J.'s annual party, where the punch is to be treated with extreme caution. Meet Dr 'Fingers' Schafer, the Lobotomy Kid and his giant centipede, 'The Complete American De-anxietized Man.' And enter the dark and infernal mind of Bill Lee as he pursues his daily quest for the ultimate merchandise! Provocative, influential, morbidly fascinating, 'Naked Lunch' is an apocalyptic ride through the darker recesses of the human psyche.

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Naked Lunch Reviews


'A true genius and first mythographer of the mid-twentieth century, William Burroughs is the lineal successor to James Joyce. Naked Lunch is a banquet you will never forget.' JG Ballard 'A delirious exploration of sexual violence through the art of collage.' Time Out

About William S. Burroughs


William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1914. Immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s -- notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg -- he already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, 'Naked Lunch'. Originally published by the daring and influential Olympia Press (the original publishers of Henry Miller) in France in 1959, it aroused great controversy on publication and was not available in the US until 1962 and in the UK until 1964. The book was adapted for film by David Cronenberg in 1991

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GOR010351999
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs
1960s A S.
Used - Like New
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1986-11-20
208
0586085602
9780586085608
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.