Naked Lunch   50 Book

Naked Lunch 50

  • Author : Professor Oliver Harris
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 0809329158

Naked Lunch 50 Excerpt :

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 Théophile 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

Everything is Permitted Book

Everything is Permitted

  • Author : Ira Silverberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105043371603

Everything is Permitted Excerpt :

Naked Lunch Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Naked Lunch

  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0802197612

Naked Lunch Excerpt :

Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Exerting its influence on the relationship of art and obscenity, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume—that contains final-draft typescripts, numerous unpublished contemporaneous writings by Burroughs, his own later introductions to the book, and his essay on psychoactive drugs—is a valuable and fresh experience of a novel that has lost none of its relevance or satirical bite.

Naked at Lunch Book

Naked at Lunch

  • Author : Mark Haskell Smith
  • Publisher : Nero
  • Release Date : 2015-05-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781863957342

Naked at Lunch Excerpt :

'We are safely away and you can now enjoy a ...' There was a pause, as if the Cruise Director was having trouble choosing what, exactly, he should call what was about to happen. Finally he said, '... a carefree environment.' Folk have been naked in public for centuries. But being a nudist is more complicated than simply stripping off. In Naked at Lunch, Mark Haskell Smith uncovers nudism's fascinating history – and gets involved, baring all himself. He visits a Spanish town where clothing is optional, and travels to the largest nudist resort in the world: a hedonist's paradise in the south of France. From clothes-free hiking in the Austrian Alps to a Caribbean cruise on the 'Big Nude Boat', Haskell Smith takes us on an entertaining frolic through the good, the bad, and the just plain naked.

A Streetcar Named Desire Book

A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2020-08-12
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9789389716849

A Streetcar Named Desire Excerpt :

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play. A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley Kowalski. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.

Interzone Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141975696

Interzone Excerpt :

Interzone portrays the development of Burroughs's mature writing style by presenting a selection of pieces from the mid-1950s. His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning. Burroughs's close observations of humanity - its ugliness and ignorance - invites the reader to dispense with their traditional notions of decorum, and taste the world as he sees it.

Queer Book


  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Aliens
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141189918

Queer Excerpt :

Set in Mexico City during the early fifties, this title follows William Lee's hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene

Doctor Benway Book

Doctor Benway

  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106006765553

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The Losers  Club Book
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

The Losers Club

  • Author : Richard Perez
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 0971341559

The Losers Club Excerpt :

WHAT IS LOVE? In the game of love, there are winners and losers. In THE LOSERS' CLUB, Richard Perez tries to answer the eternal question. Set in downtown New York City, THE LOSERS' CLUB tells the story of Martin Sierra, an unlucky writer addicted to the personals. His journey brings us into the East Village, pre-9/11-and in contact with Nikki, his dream woman, who remains unattainable romantically yet becomes his friend and confidant during his illuminating misadventures. Populated with characters and surprises few will ever forget, this energetic, comic novel is as much about a generation (we won't say "X") as it is about a specific time and place.

William S  Burroughs and the Cult of Rock  n  Roll Book

William S Burroughs and the Cult of Rock n Roll

  • Author : Casey Rae
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477316504

William S Burroughs and the Cult of Rock n Roll Excerpt :

William S. Burroughs's fiction and essays are legendary, but his influence on music's counterculture has been less well documented—until now. Examining how one of America's most controversial literary figures altered the destinies of many notable and varied musicians, William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll reveals the transformations in music history that can be traced to Burroughs. A heroin addict and a gay man, Burroughs rose to notoriety outside the conventional literary world; his masterpiece, Naked Lunch, was banned on the grounds of obscenity, but its nonlinear structure was just as daring as its content. Casey Rae brings to life Burroughs's parallel rise to fame among daring musicians of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, when it became a rite of passage to hang out with the author or to experiment with his cut-up techniques for producing revolutionary lyrics (as the Beatles and Radiohead did). Whether they tell of him exploring the occult with David Bowie, providing Lou Reed with gritty depictions of street life, or counseling Patti Smith about coping with fame, the stories of Burroughs's backstage impact will transform the way you see America's cultural revolution—and the way you hear its music.

The Soft Machine Book
Score: 2.5
From 11 Ratings

The Soft Machine

  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802197214

The Soft Machine Excerpt :

In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create.

Pinch of Nom Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Pinch of Nom

  • Author : Kate Allinson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250269560

Pinch of Nom Excerpt :

The must-have cookbook from the UK's most popular food blog, Americanized for a US audience! For breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts, Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone's has helped millions of people cook delicious food and lose weight. With over 100 incredible recipes, the Pinch of Nom cookbook can help beginner and experienced home-cooks alike enjoy exciting, flavorful, and satisfying meals. From Chicken Fajita Pie and Vegetable Tagine to Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and Tiramisu, this food is so good you’ll never guess the calorie count. Each recipe is labeled with icons to guide you toward the ones to eat tonight—whether you’re looking for a vegetarian dish, hoping to create a takeout meal, want to feed a family of four or more, or have limited time to shop, prep, and cook. Pinch of Nom is the go-to home cookbook for mouthwatering meals that work for readers on diet plans like Weight Watchers, counting carbs and calories, or following any other goal-oriented eating program.

Reality Sandwiches Book

Reality Sandwiches

  • Author : Allen Ginsberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-03-09
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 1475007833

Reality Sandwiches Excerpt :

"Reality Sandwiches" is a book of poetry by Allen Ginsberg published in 1963. The title comes from one of the included poems, "On Burroughs' Work": "A naked lunch is natural to us,/we eat reality sandwiches." The book is dedicated to friend and fellow Beat poet Gregory Corso. Despite Ginsberg's feeling that this collection was not his most significant, the poems still represent Ginsberg at a peak period of his craft. Contents: My Alba Sakyamuni Coming Out From The Mountain The Green Automobile Havana 1953 Siesta In Xbalba And Return To The States On Burroughs' Work Love Poem On Theme By Whitman Over Kansas Malest Cornifici Tuo Catullo Dream Record: June 8, 1955 Fragment 1956 A Strange New Cottage In Berkeley Sather Gate Illumination Scribble Afternoon Seattle Psalm III Tears Ready To Roll Wrote This Last Night Squeal American Change 'Back On Times Square, Dreaming Of Times Square' My Sad Self Battleship Newsreel I Beg You Come Back & Be Cheerful To An Old Poet In Peru Aether Fearfully Waiting Answer, A Magic Universe Have Felt Same Before Soundy Time, I Hear Again! Einstein Books' edition of "Reality Sandwiches" contains supplementary texts: * Selected Poems From Empty Mirror, By Allen Ginsberg. * Howl, By Allen Ginsberg. * A Few Selected Quotes Of Allen Ginsberg.

Falling Angel Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Falling Angel

  • Author : William Hjortsberg
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453246580

Falling Angel Excerpt :

Edgar Award Finalist: The hunt for a vanished singer leads a detective into the depths of the occult in this “terrific” novel (Stephen King). Big-band frontman Johnny Favorite was singing for the troops when a Luftwaffe fighter squadron strafed the bandstand, killing the crowd and leaving the singer near death. The army returned him to a private hospital in upstate New York, leaving him to live out his days as a vegetable while the world forgot him. But Louis Cyphre never forgets. Cyphre had a contract with the singer, stipulating payment upon Johnny’s death—payment that will be denied as long as Johnny clings to life. When Cyphre hires private investigator Harry Angel to find Johnny at the hospital, Angel learns that the singer has disappeared. It is no ordinary missing-person’s case. Everyone he questions dies soon after, as Angel’s investigation ensnares him in a bizarre tangle of black magic, carnival freaks, and grisly voodoo. When the sinister Louis Cyphre begins appearing in Angel’s dreams, the detective fears for his life, his sanity, and his soul. Falling Angel was the basis for the Alan Parker film Angel Heart, starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Hjortsberg including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Place of Dead Roads Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Place of Dead Roads

  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466856615

The Place of Dead Roads Excerpt :

A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands.