Title Naked Lunch
Binding Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket
Edition First American Edition/1st Printing
Publisher New York Grove Press 1959
Seller ID 011208
This is the true first American Edition with all the correct points including the $6.00 price on the front flap, no roman numeral on lower spine near back panel and , no zip code listed on back cover with the address of Grove Press. Also has the photo of Burroughs on the upper corner of the back panel of the dustjacket credited to Martha Rocher and critical blurbs by Norman Mailer, Robert Lowell and Jack Kerouac. Burroughs broke new ground with this novel with his use of the development of experimental fiction, as well as presenting forbidden subject matter (addiction and homosexuality). Made into a David Cronenberg film in 1991. featuring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, and Roy Scheider. The dustjacket has some minor chipping and tears along with a small chip missing from the top of the spine panel cutting into Burrough's name and a small chip to the top of the back spine panel. Also 2 very small nicks to the bottom of the spine panel. Touch of wear to the boards and cloth and edges which are very minute and a few corner pg. folds which are also minor and a patch of small wear to the bottom margin of one pg. . Vg/vg. Also laid in is a nice full color fold over poster from the dvd release of movie "Burroughs" with an essay on the verso by Luc Sante.
Drug Addiction, gay Men, Gay Authors, Beat Writers, Burroughs, Novels, Fiction,