Everybody remembers his first time. Nobody talks about William S. Burroughs's " Naked Lunch ," which celebrated its 50th birthday this past November dated from its publication in Paris by Maurice Girodias' infamous Olympia Press , without indulging in a dreamily solipsistic nostalgia trip. The book completely knocked me out, the epitome of stoned humor and bohemian subversion. I'll join in the fun. I first encountered "Naked Lunch" in eighth grade, in the backseat of my parents' car -- a clear-cut case of child abuse by neglect.
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Since its original publication in Paris in , 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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. A cry from hell, a brutal, terrifying, and savagely funny book that swings between uncontrolled hallucination and fierce, exact satire. The only American novelist who may conceivably be possessed by genius. The net result of Naked Lunch will be to make people shudder at their own lies, will be to make them open up and be straight with one another. Swift and Rabelais and Sterne accomplished a step in that direction, and Burroughs another.
Some early reviewers spluttered in horror. The same year, Big Table , a Chicago literary magazine, printed an excerpt, and was barred from the mails by the U. Postal Service. Fears of suppression delayed a stateside publication of the book until , when Grove Press brought out an expanded and revised edition.