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Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz, Barry Miles
Naked Lunch
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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... show more
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 For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume—that contains final-draft typescripts, numerous unpublished contemporaneous writings by Burroughs, his own later introductions to the book, and his essay on psychoactive drugs—is a valuable and fresh experience of a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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802140180 (0802140181)
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
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A girl and her books
A girl and her books rated it
2.0 The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
I found this book so weird and awkward to read. Some parts are so crude and even cruel that made my stomach churn. Is also pretty hard to follow if you don't pay attention while reading. You get distracted just a second and you're lost. The only part I did find interesting was the appendix writt...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Review
It is a fascinating experimental novel. It is a kind of drug fueled satire. It is part of a modernist movement of nightmare that has as its representatives Bacon in Art and Lou Reed in music. Interestingly Reed credits Burroughs as a huge influence. It is a hallucinogenic, discordant sort of p...
EndaF
EndaF rated it
5.0 Naked Lunch
I've been reading this book the past few weeks during exams,just picking it up and flicking through a few pages every day. I think this is how Burroughs wanted it to be read. Any more and I find things get confused very fast with Naked Lunch. But it was a very enjoyable book to read.
Bookivorous
Bookivorous rated it
5.0 Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
There's no one quite like Burroughs. My only advice is to ignore the harrumphings about obscenity and read it as a comedy. It is hilarious.
Helen, the Hermit
Helen, the Hermit rated it
4.0 Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
It's a major trip written by a person on a major trip. What do you think it is like? On a technical level, while it's not a part of The Nova Trilogy, it's still made via cut-up technique. It is fascinating, the way parts fit together nevertheless. Still, there are obvious throwbacks to the beginni...
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