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Naked Lunch

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Publisher Comments:

Naked Lunch is the unnerving tale of a monumental descent into the hellish world of a narcotics addict as he travels from New York to Tangiers, then into Interzone, a nightmarish modern urban wasteland in which the forces of good and evil vie for control of the individual and all of humanity. By mixing the fantastic and the realistic with his own unmistakable vision and voice, Burroughs has created a unique masterpiece that is a classic of twentieth-century fiction.

Review:

"A masterpiece. A cry from hell, a brutal, terrifying, and savagely funny book that swings between uncontrolled hallucination and fierce, exact satire." Newsweek

Review:

"An absolutely devastating ridicule of all that is false, primitive, and vicious in current American life: the abuses of power, hero worship, aimless violence, materialistic obsession, intolerance, and every form of hypocrisy." Terry Southern

Review:

"Only after the first shock does one realize that what Burroughs is writing about is not only the destruction of depraved men by their drug lust, but the destruction of all men by their consuming addictions....He is a writer of great power and artistic integrity engaged in a profoundly meaningful search for true values." John Ciardi

Review:

"A book of great beauty...Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius." Norman Mailer

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802132956
Introduction:
Burroughs, William S.
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Narcotic addicts
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Recovering addicts
Subject:
Drug abuse -- Fiction.
Subject:
Drug withdrawal symptoms.
Subject:
Alienation
Subject:
Black humor
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Evergreen ed.
Edition Description:
Evergreen
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
February 1992
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.32x5.38x.77 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 232 pages Grove Press - English 9780802132956 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A masterpiece. A cry from hell, a brutal, terrifying, and savagely funny book that swings between uncontrolled hallucination and fierce, exact satire."
"Review" by , "An absolutely devastating ridicule of all that is false, primitive, and vicious in current American life: the abuses of power, hero worship, aimless violence, materialistic obsession, intolerance, and every form of hypocrisy."
"Review" by , "Only after the first shock does one realize that what Burroughs is writing about is not only the destruction of depraved men by their drug lust, but the destruction of all men by their consuming addictions....He is a writer of great power and artistic integrity engaged in a profoundly meaningful search for true values."
"Review" by , "A book of great beauty...Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius."
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