William S. He died in at the age of First published 50 years ago, William S. Burroughs' novel Naked Lunch is a dark, wild ride through the terror of heroin addiction and withdrawal, filled with paranoia, erotica and drug-fueled hallucinations. In an introduction of sorts to the novel, Burroughs wrote that the book was a result of "detailed notes on sickness and delirium" that he took during his 15 years of heroin addiction.
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Naked Lunch - Wikipedia
William S. Burroughs became one of the founding figures of the Beat Movement. An addict for years, he crafted books like Junky and Naked Lunch , which were harrowing, often grotesque looks at drug culture. He is cited as a major influence on countercultural figures in the world of music as well and worked on several recording projects.
The Naked Lunch
The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes. Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in any order. The vignettes which Burroughs called "routines" are drawn from Burroughs' own experiences in these places and his addiction to drugs: heroin , morphine and, while in Tangier, majoun a strong hashish confection , as well as a German opioid with the brand name Eukodol oxycodone , of which he wrote frequently. Because of US obscenity laws ,  a complete American edition by Grove Press did not follow until
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original publication of Naked Lunch , by William S Burroughs. Given the book's ongoing influence it goes without saying that this is a significant milestone. However, when the book first appeared in Paris in mistitled as The Naked Lunch on the small Olympia Press , it had little impact.