Naked Lunch (new cover art/design).

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: £10.00

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Grading: Fine (unread) copy but for a touch of edge wear.


Filmed in 1992 by David Cronenberg. ''First Black Cat Edition 1966/Seventeenth Printing 1982'' on copyright page. A new wrapper design, white printing on black background (non-pictorial).

''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: Naked Lunch (new cover art/design).

Author Name: Burroughs, William S.

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

Edition: 17th reprint.

Publisher: Grove Press: NY.: 1982.

ISBN Number: 039417108X

ISBN Number 13: 9780394171081

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Fine (unread) copy but for a touch of edge wear.

Seller ID: 48243