Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry.
A cultural landmark and the most shocking novel in the English language, Naked Lunch is an exhilarating ride into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.
One of the most shocking novels ever written, Naked Lunch is a cultural landmark, now in a restored edition incorporating Burroughs' notes on the text, alternate drafts and outtakes from the original.
A wildly comic and grotesque satire that moves across time and space through an ever-shifting world of clones and cowboys, The Place of Dead Roads is the second book in William Burroughs' trilogy that begins with Cities of the Red Night and concludes withThe Western Lands.
Now newly re-edited, The Ticket That Exploded is the climax of his innovative 'cut-up' Nova trilogy - including The Soft Machine and Nova Express - and is an enthralling, frightening pop art pastiche of music, poetry, sex, advertising and science fiction.
The Soft Machine is the first book in Burroughs' innovative 'cut-up' Nova trilogy - followed by Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded. Now in a new, revised edition based on Burroughs' original manuscripts, it is a ferocious assault on hype, poverty, war and addiction in all its forms.
William Burroughs' life was often as extreme as his prose. This second volume of his letters documents the time after the notorious publication of Naked Lunch in 1959, as he drifted away from the Beats and on towards new experiences in Europe and North Africa.
In a new, restored edition based on Burroughs' original manuscripts, Nova Express is part of his linguistically prophetic 'cut-up' trilogy - including The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded - and a hilarious, Swiftian parody of bureaucracy and the frailty of the human animal
Interzone shows the evolution of William Burroughs from the terse, fiercely confessional writer ofJunky to the wild, brutal fantasist of Naked Lunch.