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The Resource Junky : the definitive text of "junk", William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris

Junky : the definitive text of "junk", William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris

Label
Junky : the definitive text of "junk"
Title
Junky
Title remainder
the definitive text of "junk"
Statement of responsibility
William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Analyzes the cycle of addiction through the eyes of a former heroin addict. It is a personal study of crime and drugs and their affect upon the mind and body
  • Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first novel. It is a candid eye-witness account of times and places that are now long gone, an unvarnished field report from the American post-war underground." "Unafraid to portray himself in 1953 as a confirmed member of two socially-despised under classes (a narcotics addict and a homosexual), Burroughs was writing as a trained anthropologist when he unapologetically described a way of life - in New York, New Orleans, and Mexico City - that by the 1940s was already demonized by the artificial anti-drug hysteria of an opportunistic bureaucracy and a cynical, prostrate media
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Cataloging source
LAP
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1914-1997
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Burroughs, William S.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
LC call number
PS3552.U75
LC item number
J86 2003
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Harris, Oliver
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  • Drug addicts
  • Heroin abuse
  • Drug addicts
  • Heroin abuse
Label
Junky : the definitive text of "junk", William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in the United States of America by Ace Books in 1953"--Title page verso
  • "This edition with material by Allen Ginsburg and edited with an introduction by Oliver Harris published by arrangement with Penguin Classics and imprint of Penguin Books"--Title page verso
  • "[T]he novel appeared in 1953 ... [as] "Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict by William Lee"--Page xiii, Introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's introduction -- Prologue -- Junky -- Glossary -- Appendices. 1. Chapter 28 of the original "Junk" manuscript ; 2. "Introduction" to the original "Junk" manuscript ; 3. Letter from William Burroughs to A.A. Wyn [1959] ; 4. "Junkie : an appreciation" (1952) by Allen Ginsberg ; 5. Carl Solomon's publisher's note in Junkie (1953) ; 6. Foreword to Junkie (1964) by Carl Solomon ; 7. Introduction to Junky (1977) by Allen Ginsberg
Control code
856120840
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780802120427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)856120840
Label
Junky : the definitive text of "junk", William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
Publication
Note
  • "First published in the United States of America by Ace Books in 1953"--Title page verso
  • "This edition with material by Allen Ginsburg and edited with an introduction by Oliver Harris published by arrangement with Penguin Classics and imprint of Penguin Books"--Title page verso
  • "[T]he novel appeared in 1953 ... [as] "Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict by William Lee"--Page xiii, Introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's introduction -- Prologue -- Junky -- Glossary -- Appendices. 1. Chapter 28 of the original "Junk" manuscript ; 2. "Introduction" to the original "Junk" manuscript ; 3. Letter from William Burroughs to A.A. Wyn [1959] ; 4. "Junkie : an appreciation" (1952) by Allen Ginsberg ; 5. Carl Solomon's publisher's note in Junkie (1953) ; 6. Foreword to Junkie (1964) by Carl Solomon ; 7. Introduction to Junky (1977) by Allen Ginsberg
Control code
856120840
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780802120427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)856120840

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