Naked Lunch: The Restored Text by William S. S. BurroughsNaked Lunch: The Restored Text by William S. S. Burroughs

Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

byWilliam S. S. Burroughs, Barry MilesEditorJames Grauerholz

Paperback | January 30, 2004

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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 For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume-that contains final-draft typescripts, numerous unpublished contemporaneous writings by Burroughs, his own later introductions to the book, and his essayon psychoactive drugs-is a valuable and fresh experience of a novel that has lost none of its relevance or satirical bite.
From hipster to so-called Godfather of Punk, William Burroughs has lived a controversial life as a leading member of the Beat Generation and a daring writer of psychedelic literary experiments, but, when he reached his seventieth birthday in 1984, it was almost as if he had been overtaken by respectability. Burroughs was born in St. Lo...
Title:Naked Lunch: The Restored TextFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.82 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.82 inPublished:January 30, 2004Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802140181

ISBN - 13:9780802140180


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"Naked Lunch is a great, an essential novel...It prefigures much that has occurred in history, the popular media and high and low culture in the past four decades."