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Naked Lunch

Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997 (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Naked Lunch
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Bill Lee, an addict and hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world, in an edition that features restored text, archival material, and an essay on psychoactive drugs.
Authors: Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997
Statement of Responsibility: William S. Burroughs ; the restored text edited by James Grauerholz and Barry Miles ; [afterword by David Ulin]
Title: Naked lunch
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2009
Edition: 50th anniversary ed
Characteristics: vii, 299 p. ; 22 cm
Notes: Originally published in 1959. Restored text c2001
Summary: Bill Lee, an addict and hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world, in an edition that features restored text, archival material, and an essay on psychoactive drugs.
Subject Headings: Drug addicts Fiction Recovering addicts Fiction Alienation (Social psychology) Fiction Drug withdrawal symptoms Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Satire
Topical Term: Drug addicts
Recovering addicts
Alienation (Social psychology)
Drug withdrawal symptoms
Additional Contributors: Grauerholz, James
Miles, Barry - 1943-
Ulin, David L.
ISBN: 9780802122070
0802122078
9780802119261
0802119263
Branch Call Number: FIC B
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Nov 03, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A difficult text, and certainly not for everyone, but it is one of the fundamental dysvisionary literary texts of the modern world, and one of Burroughs' masterpieces, as alive and well in the 21st century as it was in the 20th.

Nov 02, 2009
  • petr rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this is a brutal saga of a heroin addict. the heroin addict. very difficult to establish context but if you have a short attention span you will love this dark and strange book

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