Reading ➾ Naked Lunch Author William S. Burroughs – Budi2610.info

Naked Lunch From the 20 pages I ve read so far, it seems like starting a heroin habit is a bad idea. First US Paperback Edition, 1st Printing First Evergreen Black Cat Edition 1966. 2 55 5 hardcore , 2 55 5 hardcore , ,50 , WARNING nasty language ahead, including the use of some of my favorite phrases from the novel these include such choice nuggets as mugwump jism and to turn a massacre into a sex orgy and a bubbly thick stagnant sound, a sound you could smell and the subject will come at his whistle, shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame anyway, I ll be honest, mugwump jism, it took me a while to get into Naked Lunch, to turn a massacre into a sex orgy Three attempts, to be exact, a bubbly thick stagnan WARNING nasty language ahead, including the use of some of my favorite phrases from the novel these include such choice nuggets as So, basically, the meaningless drivel of the very first circuit boi Seriously Maybe I would have liked it better if I weren t already sick to death of all the hallucinatory narratives this book spawned This is a structure that needed to be created only once to get the bastard over with and properly This book is beautiful in a sick grotesque wild hilarious creative mind bending outlandish drug filled dirty brave kind of way If I could use one word to describe it, it would be bizarre although hilarious and important could work, too In Naked Lunch you are taken into the mind of William S Burroughs a twisted, drug addicted man, who also happens to be genius When considering its content, it s no wonder Naked Lunch was banned and railed against when it was first released it s also This book is beautiful in a sick grotesque wild hilarious creative mind bending outlandish drug filled dirty brave kind of way If I could use one word to describe it, it would be bizarre although hilarious and important could work, too In Naked Lunch you are taken into the mind The flaw of the 5 star rating system is in trying figure out whether you should award stars based on how much you liked a book, or based on how good you think a book is These two criteria are often distinct from each other, and Naked Lunch, at least for me, is a perfect example of this I think that Naked Lunch is a brilliant book, an that Burroughs is one of our century s great literary geniuses So, that makes it a five star book But did I enjoy reading it Sometimes very much, sometimes n The flaw of the 5 star rating system is in trying figure out whether you should award stars based on how much you liked a book, or based on how good you think a book is These two criteria are often distinct from each other, and Naked Lunch, at least for me, is a perfect example of this Oh boy One part of me wants to throw this novel away because some parts are written like a 15 year old s first foray into erotic fanfiction while another part of me wants to hail this as a masterpiece of filth that would make John Waters sick So I m going to settle in the middle There are some parts of this novel that made me go what the actual fuck but I like that I like it when literally every boundary is pushed as far as it can go The prose is nonsensical and disorientating which is pr Oh boy One part of me wants to throw this novel away because some parts are written like a 15 year old s first foray into erotic fanfiction while another part of me wants to hail this as a masterpiece of filth that would make John Waters sick So I m going to settle in the middle There are some parts of this novel that made me go what the actual fuck but I like that I like it when literally I made it just a little bit past the passage mentioning Steely Dan the dildo actually, it s three generations of dildos all thriving under the Steely Dan name And then, at the request of my old man who was sick of hearing me complain and puzzle over this book, I put it down for good I don t like to leave books unfinished, but a girl can only swallow so many reiterations of the same tired orgiastic death by hanging scenario before she puts her foot down and says NO MORE I almost liked the bo I made it just a little bit past the passage mentioning Steely Dan the dildo actually, it s three generations of dildos all thriving under the Steely Dan name And then, at the request of my old man who was sick of hearing me complain and puzzle over this book, I put it down for good I don t like to leave books unfinished, but a girl can only swallow so many reiterations of the same tired orgiastic death by hanging scenario before she puts her foot down and says NO MORE I almost liked the book for this over the top ghastliness alone Complex, acrobatic sex scenes abound, and there s something charming about the way it just gets nastier and nastier until the outlandishness of the unending orgies becomes laughable But the redundan A merry go round of grotesqueries infinite pain The life of the junky means nothing and so the experience is circular a self or is it punishment, an act of extreme nihilism this is a cry from the very depths of hell, and the last time I checked the most successful account of it was by a man named Dante Alighieri.Burroughs out writes those terribly true duds of literary fame, mainly Henry Miller, Kerouac, et al This is incendiary, fantastic, simply put, a bonafide WORK OF ART In my A merry go round of grotesqueries infinite pain The life of the junky means nothing and so the experience is circular a self or is it punishment, an act of extreme nihilism this is a cry from the very depths of hel


About the Author: William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee February 5, 1914 August 2, 1997 was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee February 5, 1914 August 2, 1997 was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature Burroughs wrote 18 novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.He was born to a wealthy family in St Louis, Missouri, grandson of the inventor and founder of the Burroughs Corporation, William Seward Burroughs I, and nephew of public relations manager Ivy Lee Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence He left home in 1932 to attend Harvard University, studied English, and anthropology as a postgraduate, and later attended medical school in Vienna After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U.S Navy in 1942 to serve in World War II, he dropped out and became afflicted with the drug addiction that affected him for the rest of his life, while working a variety of jobs In 1943 while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the Beat Generation.Much of Burroughs s work is semi autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, the South Americanand Tangier in Morocco Finding success with his confessional first novel, Junkie 1953 , Burroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch 1959 , a controversy fraught work that underwent a court case under the U.S sodomy laws With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy 1961 64 In 1983, Burroughs was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1984 was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France Jack Kerouac called Burroughs the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift , a reputation he owes to his lifelong subversion of the moral, political and economic systems of modern American society, articulated in often darkly humorous sardonicism J G Ballard considered Burroughs to be the most important writer to emerge since the Second World War , while Norman Mailer declared him the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius.Burroughs had one child, William Seward Burroughs III 1947 1981 , with his second wife Joan Vollmer Vollmer died in 1951 in Mexico City Burroughs was convicted of manslaughter in Vollmer s death, an event that deeply permeated all of his writings Burroughs died at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, after suffering a heart attack in 1997


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