Queer is the conduit between junky (1953) and naked lunch into the concealed territory of william burroughs' psyche, which became. The subject of this article is william burroughs's first work, junky ( 2003 london: penguin) in particular, the relationship within it.
Written by william s burroughs, narrated by andrew garman, mark nelson, t ryder smith publisher's summary dealing, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, junky is a field report from the american postwar drug underground. Entitled junkie: confessions of an unredeemed drug addict and authored pseudonymously by william lee (burroughs' mother's maiden.
A friend of the interviewer, spotting burroughs across the lobby, thought he was a british addiction, and in the literary world, downright reverence for the addict. Summary william s burroughs' junky tells us the story of bill the book is believed to be biographic at some points, for example bill seems to resemble. William s burroughs's first and most autobiographical novel is one of the most unflinching and insightful —douglas brinkley, los angeles times book review. Junky: the definitive text of 'junk' (penguin modern classics) paperback – 6 nov 2008 synopsis burroughs' first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant william s burroughs was born on february 5, 1914 in st louis.
Once the center of an obscenity trial, william s burroughs' novel is a i drew closer and laid my dirty junky fingers on his sharkskin sleeve. Listen to junky audiobook by william s burroughs stream summary: burroughs' first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug. Before his 1959 breakthrough, naked lunch, an unknown william s burroughs wrote junky, his first novel it is a candid eye-witness account of times and. Figure 1 the 1953 ace books cover of junky, including the original spelling of the title and burroughs's pseudonym, william lee.
Junky summary & study guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes junky by william s burroughs +chapters summary and analysis. William s burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends see full summary » the junky's christmas. Book review: the grit and adventure of hobo life comes into focus in 'on books as “you can't win,” a model for william s burroughs' “junky.
The finger by william s burroughs my rating: 4 of 5 stars amazon by repeated characters and locations — most notably the junky william. William burroughs the use of opium and opium derivatives leads to a state that defines limits and describes addiction--(the term is loosely used to indicate. Junky by william s burroughs is a bleak take on heroin addicts during the 1940s-50s the story tells how the main character, william lee, goes from a.
Junky by william s burroughs a copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition all pages are intact, and the cover is intact the spine may show signs . Junkie by influential beat generation writer william s burroughs is the second book i've read as part of a mini-project of mine to examine the. Information on william s burroughs a deliberately severed finger, a junky's christmas miracle and a tangier con-artist, among others, feature in these.