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Naked Lunch @ 50: Anniversary Essays
edited by Oliver Harris and Ian MacFadyen
Southern Illinois University Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-8093-2916-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8093-2915-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-8673-4
Library of Congress Classification PS3552.U75N336 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.54

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Naked Lunch was banned, castigated, and recognized as a work of genius on its first publication in 1959, and fifty years later it has lost nothing of its power to astonish, shock, and inspire. A lacerating satire, an exorcism of demons, a grotesque cabinet of horrors, it is the Black Book of the Beat Generation, the forerunner of the psychedelic counterculture, and a progenitor of postmodernism and the digital age. A work of excoriating laughter, linguistic derangement, and transcendent beauty, it remains both influential and inimitable. 

This is the first book devoted in its entirety to William Burroughs’ masterpiece, bringing together an international array of scholars, artists, musicians, and academics from many fields to explore the origins, writing, reception, and complex meanings of Naked Lunch. Tracking the legendary book from Texas and Mexico to New York, Tangier, and Paris, Naked Lunch@50 significantly advances our understanding and appreciation of this most elusive and uncanny of texts.

           

Contributors:

Contributors:

Keith Albarn

Eric Andersen

Gail-Nina Anderson

Thé ophile Aries

Jed Birmingham

Shaun de Waal

Richard Doyle

Loren Glass

Oliver Harris

Kurt Hemmer

Allen Hibbard

Rob Holton

Andrew Hussey

Rob Johnson

Jean-Jacques Lebel

Ian MacFadyen

Polina Mackay

Jonas Mekas

Barry Miles

R. B. Morris

Timothy S. Murphy

Jurgen Ploog

Davis Schneiderman

Jennie Skerl

DJ Spooky

Philip Taaffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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