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The Resource Junky, William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris

Junky, William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris

Label
Junky
Title
Junky
Statement of responsibility
William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 1940's was already demonized by the artificial anti-drug hysteria of an opportunistic bureaucracy and a cynical, prostrate media."
  • "For this fiftieth-anniversary edition, eminent Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has painstakingly recreated the author's original text, word by word, from archival typescripts and places the book's contents against a lively historical background in a comprehensive introduction. Here as well, for the first time, are Burroughs' own unpublished introduction and an entire omitted chapter, along with many "lost" passages, as well as auxiliary texts by Allen Ginsberg and others."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1914-1997
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Burroughs, William S.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U75
LC item number
J86 2003
Literary form
fiction
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Harris, Oliver
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  • Drug addicts
  • Heroin abuse
  • Autobiographical fiction
  • Psychological fiction
Label
Junky, William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The definitive text of "Junk."
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
51086068
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
xxxix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780142003169
Lccn
2002193008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Junky, William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
Publication
Note
"The definitive text of "Junk."
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
51086068
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
xxxix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780142003169
Lccn
2002193008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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