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Cover of: Naked Lunch | William S. Burroughs
About the Book

Controversial and bizarre cult novel based on the author’s own experiences as a drug addict, first published in 1959. Formed as a series of inter-connected adventures set in locations as diverse as the U.S. Mexico and Morocco sees the protagonist, Burroughs’ alter-ego William Lee on the run from the police and always searching for his next fix. Burroughs once stated that the chapters can be read in any order.

21 editions First published in 1959

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Naked Lunch
2009, Grove Press
Hardcover in English - 50th Anniversary Edition
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Naked lunch
2003, Grove Press
in English - 1st ed.
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Naked lunch
2002, Grove Press
in English - 1st Grove Press pbk. ed.
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Naked lunch: the restored text
2001, Grove Press, Distributed by Publishers Group West
in English
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Naked lunch
1993, Flamingo
in English
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Naked lunch
1992, Grove Weidenfeld
in English - 1st evergreen ed.
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Naked lunch
1992, Grove Press
in English
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El almuerzo desnudo
1989, Editorial Anagrama
in Spanish
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Naked Lunch (Harperperennial Classics)
November 20, 1986, Flamingo
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Naked lunch
1984, Grove Press
in English - 25th anniversary ed.
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The naked lunch
1982, John Calder
in English - [New ed.]
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El almuerzo desnudo.
1981, Bruguera
in Spanish
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The naked lunch
1968, Corgi
in English
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Naked lunch
1966, Grove Press
in English - 1st Evergreen Black Cat ed.
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The naked lunch.
1966, Grove Press
in English
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The naked lunch.
1964, Calder & Boyars in association with Olympia Press
in English
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Naked lunch.
1962, Grove Press
in English
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Naked lunch.
1962, Grove Press
in English
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Naked lunch
1959, Castle Books
in English
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The naked lunch.
1959, Olympia Press
in English - [1st ed.]
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The naked lunch.
1959, Grove Press
in English

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