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Synopsis:

Fifty years ago, "Naked Lunch"redefined not just American literature, but American culture. Burroughs' unnerving tale of an addict proved to be one of the most influential book of the 20th century. This special hardcover edition offers a new Introduction and restored text.

Synopsis:

Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century, a book that redefined not just literature but American culture. An unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and ultimately a nightmarish wasteland known as interzone, its formal innovation, formerly taboo subject matter, and tour de force execution have exerted their 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: The Restored Text includes many editorial corrections on the text, several essays he wrote over the years about the book, and an appendix of 20 percent new material and alternate drafts from the original manuscript, which predates the first published version. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume is a valuable and fresh experience of this classic of our culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802119261
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Literary
Introduction:
Ulin, David
Editor:
Grauerholz, James
Editor:
Miles, Barry
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Author:
Ulin, David
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Fiftieth Edition, Anniversary Edition
Publication Date:
20091101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW and color illustrations by William
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 21.5 oz

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Product details 320 pages Grove Press - English 9780802119261 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fifty years ago, "Naked Lunch"redefined not just American literature, but American culture. Burroughs' unnerving tale of an addict proved to be one of the most influential book of the 20th century. This special hardcover edition offers a new Introduction and restored text.
"Synopsis" by ,
Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century, a book that redefined not just literature but American culture. An unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and ultimately a nightmarish wasteland known as interzone, its formal innovation, formerly taboo subject matter, and tour de force execution have exerted their 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: The Restored Text includes many editorial corrections on the text, several essays he wrote over the years about the book, and an appendix of 20 percent new material and alternate drafts from the original manuscript, which predates the first published version. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume is a valuable and fresh experience of this classic of our culture.
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