The Naked Lunch.

By: Burroughs, William

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Grading: Neat inked name on first page, page edges browning, a near fine (NF) copy.

Corgi 552079383. Filmed in 1992 by David Cronenberg. Published in hardcover in the UK in 1964, followed by this Corgi paperback in 1968. ''Corgi Edition published 1968'' on copyright page. See: Maynard & Miles: William S. Burroughs: A Bibliography 1953-1973, A2e.

''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: First British paperback edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Corgi/Transworld Publishers: London.: 1968.

ISBN Number: 0552079383

ISBN Number 13: 9780552079389

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Neat inked name on first page, page edges browning, a near fine (NF) copy.

Seller ID: 48237