Cover of: Naked lunch | William S. Burroughs

About the Book

Controversial and bizarre cult novel based on the author’s own experiences as a drug addict, first published in 1959. Formed as a series of inter-connected adventures set in locations as diverse as the U.S. Mexico and Morocco sees the protagonist, Burroughs’ alter-ego William Lee on the run from the police and always searching for his next fix. Burroughs once stated that the chapters can be read in any order.

Edition Notes

"Includes many editorial corrections to errors present in previous editions, and incorporates Burrough's notes 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"--P. [4] of cover.

Distribution statement from p. [4] of cover.

Genre
Fiction.

The Physical Object

Pagination
vii, 289 p. ;
Number of pages
289

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23065713M
Internet Archive
nakedlunchrestor00burr
ISBN 10
0802140181
LC Control Number
2001023190
Library Thing
5852
Goodreads
7437

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History

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June 24, 2017 Edited by ImportBot import new book
October 18, 2010 Edited by Laurel Bellon merge authors
August 19, 2010 Edited by IdentifierBot added LibraryThing ID
April 16, 2010 Edited by bgimpertBot Added goodreads ID.
February 18, 2009 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from San Francisco Public Library MARC record.