The Resource Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch

Label
Naked Lunch
Title
Naked Lunch
Statement of responsibility
William S. Burroughs
Creator
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Language
eng
Summary
Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Exerting its influence on authors like Thomas Pynchon, J. G. Ballard, and William Gibson; on the relationship between art and obscenity; and on the shape of music, film, and media generally, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture. Naked Lunch is the unnerving tale of Bill Lee, addicted to hustlers and narcotics, and his monumental descent into Hell. His journey takes him from New York to Tangiers, as he runs from the police and searches for a place to buy and take drugs. Ultimately, he enters the hallucinatory fantasy world of the "Interzone," a nightmarish urban wasteland where individual freedom confronts the forces of totalitarianism. Reedited by Burroughs scholar Barry Miles and Burroughs' longtime editor James Grauerholz, Naked Lunch: The Restored Text corrects errors present in previous editions and incorporates Burroughs' notes on the text, several essays he wrote about the book, an appendix of new material, and alternate drafts from the original manuscript. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume is a valuable and fresh experience of this classic of our culture
Summary
An unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and ultimately a nightmarish wasteland known as Interzone, its formal innovation, formerly taboo subject matter, and tour de force execution have exerted their influence on the work of authors like Thomas Pynchon, J.G. Ballard, and William Gibson; on the relationship of art and obscenity; and on the shape of music, film, and media generally. This restored text includes many editorial corrections to errors present in previous editions, and incorporates Burroughs' notes on the text, and several essays he wrote over the years about the book
Storyline
Tone
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10032203
Cataloging source
BT
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1914-1997
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  • Burroughs, William S
  • Grauerholz, James
  • Miles, Barry
  • Bramhall, Mark
Dewey number
813
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1943-
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  • Grauerholz, James
  • Miles, Barry
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
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the restored text
Label
Naked Lunch
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Publication
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digital storage
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781481584012
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other
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True
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Label
Naked Lunch
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:70207cff-7e5e-4b8d-a033-5f573abffa5f
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781481584012
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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not applicable

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