Naked Lunch: The Restored Text.

By: Burroughs, William S.

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Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Edited by James Grauerholz and Barry Miles: ''corrects numerous textual errors accumulated over the years, , incorporates Burroughs own notes on the text, includes all the accompanying essays that the author included in later editions, and an appendix of newly discovered material and alternate drafts from the original manuscript (which predates the edition eventually published by Olympia Press in Paris''. First printing with ''03 04 05 06 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1'' on copyright page. Filmed in 1992 by David Cronenberg.

''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: The Restored Text.

Author Name: Burroughs, William S.

Categories: Mystery & Crime,

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Grove Press: NY.: 2001.

ISBN Number: 0802116396

ISBN Number 13: 9780802116390

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 48245