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Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

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Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. 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, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture. Reedited by Burroughs scholar Barry Miles and Burroughs's longtime editor James Grauerholz, Naked Lunch: The Restored Text includes many editorial corrections to errors present in previous editions, and incorporates Burroughs's notes on the text, several essays he wrote over the years about the book, and an appendix of 20 percent all-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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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 For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume—that contains final-draft typescripts, numerous unpublished contemporaneous writings by Burroughs, his own later introductions to the book, and his essay on psychoactive drugs—is a valuable and fresh experience of a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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Jose Juarez, June 1, 2009 (view all comments by Jose Juarez)
I just don't get it. You probably have to be high on heroin to understand Naked Lunch or have to be an ex addict other wise it's boring.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802140180
Subtitle:
The Restored Text
Editor:
Grauerholz, James
Editor:
Grauerholz, James
Editor:
Miles, Barry
Editor:
Grauerholz, James; Miles, Barry
Author:
Grauerholz, James
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Author:
Miles, Barry
Editor:
Miles, Barry
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Narcotic addicts
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Recovering addicts
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Drug withdrawal symptoms.
Subject:
Alienation
Subject:
FICTION / Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20040126
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. 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, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture. Reedited by Burroughs scholar Barry Miles and Burroughs's longtime editor James Grauerholz, Naked Lunch: The Restored Text includes many editorial corrections to errors present in previous editions, and incorporates Burroughs's notes on the text, several essays he wrote over the years about the book, and an appendix of 20 percent all-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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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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