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william-s-burruoughsWilliam S. Burroughs is considered to be one of the most politically subversive, culturally influential, and innovative writers of the twentieth century. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author who affected popular culture as well as literature. Much of his work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived and worked is various parts of the world, such as Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, and most famously Tangier.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. First Printing of the First American Edition with $6.00 price on inside flap of dust jacket. Black boards and black topstain, with tile in gilt to spine edge. Dust jacket shows a few small chips to edges and minor sunning to spine edge. Notation and underlining in pen to several pages and rear end page, otherwise a good working copy with binding tight. One of the greatest and most controversial novels in American literary history. Originally published in 1959 in Paris. It was not published in the US until 1962 due to US obscenity laws. Published by Barney Rosset, of Grove Press, in a tiny edition of only 3500 copies. It won the last major literary censorship battle in America. A landmark work! A scarce first edition of this seminal Beat novel.

Bookseller Inventory # 26009


Naked Lunch
Burroughs, William S.

Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: 1959
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First U.S. Edition

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