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Cover of: Naked Lunch by 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.

20 editions First published in 1959

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1959, Grove Press
The naked lunch.
in English
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1959, Olympia Press
The naked lunch.
in English - [1st ed.]
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1959, Castle Books
Naked lunch
in English
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1962, Grove Press
Naked lunch.
in English
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1962, Grove Press
Naked lunch.
in English
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1964, Calder & Boyars in association with Olympia Press
The naked lunch.
in English
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1966, Grove Press
The naked lunch.
in English
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1966, Grove Press
Naked lunch
in English - 1st Evergreen Black Cat ed.
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1968, Corgi
The naked lunch
in English
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1981, Bruguera
El almuerzo desnudo.
in Spanish
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1982, John Calder
The naked lunch
in English - [New ed.]
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1984, Grove Press
Naked lunch
in English - 25th anniversary ed.
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1989, Editorial Anagrama
El almuerzo desnudo
in Spanish
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1992, Grove Press
Naked lunch
in English
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1992, Grove Weidenfeld
Naked lunch
in English - 1st evergreen ed.
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1993, Flamingo
Naked lunch
in English
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2001, Grove Press, Distributed by Publishers Group West
Naked lunch
in English
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2002, Grove Press
Naked lunch
in English - 1st Grove Press pbk. ed.
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2003, Grove Press
Naked lunch
in English - 1st ed.
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2009, Grove Press
Naked Lunch
Hardcover in English - 50th Anniversary Edition

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