The Naked Lunch.

By: Burroughs, William

Price: £75.00

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Grading: NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Third printing. Filmed in 1992 by David Cronenberg. ''Printed in France by Imprimerie Croutzet, June 1965/copyright 1959, 1965 by William S. Burroughs'' on p. 227. The Traveller's Companion Series no. 76: see: Maynard & Miles: William S. Burroughs: A Bibliography 1953-1973,

''Burroughs was immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg - and already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, THE NAKED LUNCH (1959; vt Naked Lunch 1962; vt Naked Lunch: The Restored Text 2001). This nightmarish satire, first published by the daring and influential Olympia Press in Paris, contains large elements of sf - e.g., the dystopias of ''Freeland'' and ''Interzone'', and some outr biological fantasy: grotesque visions of Genetic Engineering as literalizations of social control in what then could be described as the Near Future. Brilliantly written, funny and scatological, it is - the designation is as anomalous as it is merited - a modern classic; an inventive adaptation was filmed as Naked Lunch (1992) by David Cronenberg'' (David Pringle & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Naked Lunch.

Author Name: Burroughs, William


Edition: Third printing.

Publisher: Olympia Press: Paris.: 1965.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 48236