Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the 20th century, a book that redefined not just literature but American culture.
This is an unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and, ultimately, a nightmarish wasteland known as Interzone. The restored text includes many editorial corrections and incorporates Burroughs's notes on the text and several essays he wrote over the years about the book. For the Burroughs enthusiast and neophyte alike, this is a valuable and fresh experience of this classic of our culture.
"William was a Shootist. He shot like he wrote - with extreme precision and no fear." (Hunter S. Thompson,
Rolling Stone)"A masterpiece. A cry from hell, a brutal, terrifying, and savagely funny book that swings between uncontrolled hallucination and fierce, exact satire." (
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Defies a pithy title
Exquisitely written filth
- Joe de Swardt