Naked Lunch


A classic novel of the Twentieth Century. Challenges reality, queries the dominant culture of its time, and is confronting today, over half a century later, as it was when published. The reader follows the narration of junkie William Lee, who takes on various aliases, from the US to Mexico, eventually to Tangier and the dreamlike Interzone. The vignettes (which Burroughs called "routines") are drawn from Burroughs' own experience in these places, and his addiction to drugs (heroin, morphine, and while in Tangier, "Majoun" — a strong marijuana confection — as well as a German opioid, brand name Eukodol, of which he wrote frequently).

Burroughs, William
Year Published: 
Naked Lunch