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Naked lunch @ 50 : anniversary essays

Author: Oliver Harris; Ian MacFadyen
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."--Inside cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: William S Burroughs; William Seward Burroughs; William S Burroughs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Harris; Ian MacFadyen
ISBN: 9780809329151 0809329158 9780809329168 0809329166
OCLC Number: 247964052
Description: xvi, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: In defense of perversity : diary entry, 1958 / Jonas Mekas --
Dossier one / Ian MacFadyen --
The beginnings of "Naked lunch, an endless novel" / Oliver Harris --
"Room for one more" : the invitation to Naked lunch / Robert Holton --
Dossier two / Ian MacFadyen --
William S. Burroughs as "good ol' boy" : Naked lunch in east Texas / Rob Johnson --
Tangier and the making of Naked lunch / Allen Hibbard --
"The natives are getting uppity" : Tangier and Naked lunch / Kurt Hemmer --
"Paris is about the last place--" : William Burroughs in and out of Paris and Tangier, 1958-60 / Andrew Hussey --
Burroughs : The Beat Hotel years / Jean-Jacques Lebel --
Dossier three / Ian MacFadyen --
The danger zone / Eric Andersen --
I am no doctor / R.B. Morris --
The naked lunch in my life / Barry Miles --
A bombshell in rhizomatic slow motion : the reception of Naked lunch in Germany / Jürgen Ploog --
The flaming voice : Naked lunch in apartheid South Africa / Shaun De Waal --
"The ideal product--
No sales talk necessary" : the Olympia Press Naked lunch as collectible and book object / Jed Birmingham --
Naked lunch : the cover story / Polina Mackay --
Dossier four / Ian MacFadyen --
The book, the movie, the legend : Naked lunch / Jennie Skerl --
Still dirty after all these years : the continuing trials of Naked lunch / Loren Glass --
"Gentlemen I will slop a pearl" : the (non)meaning of Naked lunch / Davis Schneiderman --
Burroughs' visionary Lunch / Théophile Aries --
Dossier five / Ian MacFadyen --
Sole survivor a raving maniac / Gail-Nina Anderson --
Random insect doom : the pulp science fiction of Naked lunch / Timothy S. Murphy --
All consuming images : DJ Burroughs and me / DJ Spooky --
Naked life : William S. Burroughs, bioscientist / Richard Doyle --
Dossier six : a little night music / Ian MacFadyen.
Other Titles: Naked lunch at fifty
Responsibility: edited by Oliver Harris and Ian MacFadyen.
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"Naked Lunch" was banned, ridiculed, and castigated on publication in 1959. Tracing its origins from Texas to Tangier, from Mexico City to New York and Paris, crossing time zones and cultures, this  Read more...

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