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Naked Lunch @ 50
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An illustrated, international collection of original essays that combines academic analysis and personal response, to mark the 50th anniversary of William Burroughs’ landmark novel.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. In Defense of Perversity: Diary Entry, 1958
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. dossier ONE
  2. pp. 4-13
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  1. The Beginnings of “Naked Lunch, an Endless Novel”
  2. pp. 14-25
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  1. “Room for One More”: The Invitation to Naked Lunch
  2. pp. 26-35
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  1. dossier TWO
  2. pp. 36-42
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  1. William S. Burroughs as “Good Ol’ Boy”: Naked Lunch in East Texas
  2. pp. 43-55
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  1. Tangier and the Making of Naked Lunch
  2. pp. 56-64
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  1. “The natives are getting uppity”: Tangier and Naked Lunch
  2. pp. 65-72
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  1. “Paris is about the last place . . . ”: William Burroughs In and Out of Paris and Tangier, 1958–60
  2. pp. 73-83
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  1. Burroughs: The Beat Hotel Years
  2. pp. 84-90
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  1. dossier THREE
  2. pp. 91-97
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  1. The Danger Zone
  2. pp. 98-106
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  1. I Am No Doctor [Contains Image Plates]
  2. pp. 107-113
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  1. The Naked Lunch in My Life
  2. pp. 114-122
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  1. A Bombshell in Rhizomatic Slow Motion: The Reception of Naked Lunch in Germany
  2. pp. 123-132
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  1. The Flaming Voice: Naked Lunch in Apartheid South Africa
  2. pp. 133-141
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  1. “The ideal product . . . No sales talk necessary”: The Olympia Press Naked Lunch as Collectible and Book Object
  2. pp. 142-151
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  1. Naked Lunch: The Cover Story
  2. pp. 152-159
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  1. dossier FOUR
  2. pp. 160-166
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  1. The Book, the Movie, the Legend: Naked Lunch at 50
  2. pp. 167-176
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  1. Still Dirty after All These Years:The Continuing Trials of Naked Lunch
  2. pp. 177-187
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  1. “Gentlemen I will slop a pearl”:The (Non)Meaning of Naked Lunch
  2. pp. 188-197
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  1. Burroughs’ Visionary Lunch
  2. pp. 198-206
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  1. dossier FIVE
  2. pp. 207-213
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  1. Sole Survivor a Raving Maniac
  2. pp. 214-222
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  1. Random Insect Doom: The Pulp Science Fiction of Naked Lunch
  2. pp. 223-232
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  1. All Consuming Images: DJ Burroughs and Me
  2. pp. 233-237
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  1. Naked Lunch: William S.Burroughs, Bioscientist
  2. pp. 238-249
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  1. dossier SIX: A Little Night Music
  2. pp. 250-261
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  1. Works Cited and Consulted for Dossiers
  2. pp. 265-267
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  1. Illustration Credits
  2. pp. 269-270
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 271-274
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 275-283
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