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Naked Lunch (original 1959; edition 2004)
by William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz (Editor), Barry Miles (Editor)
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs (1959)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802140181, Paperback)
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 For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume—that contains final-draft typescripts, numerous unpublished contemporaneous writings by Burroughs, his own later introductions to the book, and his essay on psychoactive drugs—is a valuable and fresh experience of a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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Exerting its 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 is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture. Reedited, Naked Lunch: it includes many editorial corrections and incorporates Burroughs notes on the text, several essays he wrote about the book, and an appendix of 20% all-new material and alternate drafts from the original, which predates the first published version.
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