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  • Published: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241284636
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $35.00

Naked Lunch

The Restored Text




A stunning clothbound edition of William S. Burroughs's cult classic and undoubted masterpiece

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. An unnerving tale of an addict unmoored in New York, Tangier, and ultimately a nightmarish wasteland known as Interzone, Naked Lunch's formal innovation, formerly taboo subject matter, and tour de force execution has exerted its influence authors like Thomas Pynchon and J. G. Ballard; on the relationship of art and obscenity; and on the shape of music, film, and media in general.

  • Published: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241284636
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

William S Burroughs

William S. Burroughs was born in 1914. His first published novel was the largely autobiographical Junky, which remains a classic depiction of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures and relapses he was victim to for most of his life. In 1951, in a drunken William Tell stunt, he accidentally shot and killed his common-law wife. He is most famous for his use of the 'cut-up' technique of writing and the novel Naked Lunch. His other major works included Queer, Exterminator! The 'Nova Trilogy' (The Soft Machine, Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded) and the 'Red Night Trilogy' (Cities of the Red Night, The Place of Dead Roads and The Western Lands). He died in 1997.

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