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by William S. Burroughs

eBook Junky Excl download ISBN: 014104540X
Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2012)
Language: English
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Home William S. Burroughs Junky. If junk were gone from the earth, there might still be junkies standing around in junk neighborhoods feeling the lack, vague and persistent, a pale ghost of junk sickness.

Home William S. William S. Burroughs. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23. All the worst features of America have drained down to the Valley and concentrated there. So this man walks around in the places where he once exercised his obsolete and unthinkable trade. But he is unperturbed.

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The Definitive Text of Junk. It’s tempting to conclude that Burroughs’ chillingly cool and seductive book is complex and ironic, to say that its apparent simplicity is a sophisticated ruse designed to fool you, but this is too simple and won’t do either. In fact, Burroughs’ first novel is both absolutely distinct from everything he would write after it, and yet impossible to read without encountering at every turn phantom traces of the writing to follow. You could always find a few junkies sitting in the cafeteria or standing around outside with coat collars turned up, spitting on the sidewalk and looking up and down the street as they waited for the connection. The next time I find you around here bothering the doctor, he said, you won’t be in a condition to walk away. In summer, they sit on the island benches, huddled like so many vultures in their dark suits. The book of breeething. William S Burroughs, illustrations by Robert F. Gale. Download (PDF). Читать.

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On the centenary of William Burroughs' birth, Will Self on. .It is Burroughs' own denial of the nature of his addiction that makes this book capable of being read as a fiendish parable of modern alienation

On the centenary of William Burroughs' birth, Will Self on why he was the perfect incarnation of late 20th‑century western angst – self-deluded, narcissistic yet perceptive about the sickness of the world. It is Burroughs' own denial of the nature of his addiction that makes this book capable of being read as a fiendish parable of modern alienation.

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William S Burroughs (Author) William S. Burroughs was born on February 5, 1914 in St Louis. His numerous books include Naked Lunch, Junky, Queer, Nova Express, Interzone, The Wild Boys, The Ticket That Exploded and The Soft Machine. In work and in life Burroughs expressed a lifelong subversion of the morality, politics and economics of modern America. To escape those conditions, and in particular his treatment as a homosexual and a drug-user, Burroughs left his homeland in 1950, and soon after began writing. After living in Mexico City, Tangier, Paris, and London, Burroughs finally returned to America in 1974.

William Seward Burroughs II (/ˈbʌroʊz/; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and visual artist. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences

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Too much to day here, it is all good. Reading this book gave me a burning freeze. There is more than meets the eye here, straightforward prose, unapologetic realism. Characters so vivid you would swear you have met them or seen them in some sordid venue.
Straight up, William Seward Burroughs was brilliant, eccentric, depraved but most of all actually hilarious in his dry candor of human observation including himself. It's not just a book about junk, it's about an alternate lifestyle and the colorful characters that inhabit it.
For me, this is a book I heard about as a teenager. At the time I was falling in love with beat literature. And in many a foreword, William S. Burrough's Junky was mentioned. Quite a few friends told me it was great. And yet, I never read it. No specific reason. I just didn't. And then one day, not long ago, I was perusing the wares on Amazon, when Junky came up as a recommendation. I bought it, I read it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's an excellent book, and I'd recommend it to almost anyone. The book is well written - which is certainly a plus - but it's more than that. It's realistic and captivating and it describes a part of society that everyone should know something about.
William Burroughs chronicles his early days of heroin addiction in "Junky," which as one of the introductions puts it is a fictitious narrative based on events from his life. The stories he tells are dark, brilliant and kept me turning the pages well into the night. In "Junky" we learn about Burroughs' avatar "Bill Lee" and how he gets addicted to morphine, an addiction which as he puts is not like alcohol or marijuana, but is something more akin to a mathematical equation.

The main character, Bill, first starts in New York City, where he becomes addicted to 'junk,' he and his friends do everything in their power to acquire it, from stealing money from drunks on the subway to conning senile doctors into writing them morphine prescriptions. After awhile he decides to enter rehab out West, and as soon as he gets himself off the junk, he relapses in New Orleans where a good bulk of the book takes place. There, he is eventually arrested for possession and soon after skips town to Mexico, where he stays for the remainder of the novel and struggles with his on again off again addiction to heroin. The people he meets along the way are all colorful characters who are based on people who are all long dead now, their personae immortalized through Burroughs' unforgettably stylistic prose. That's a very loose summary of the book, granted, you have to read the whole thing the whole way through to really take it all in and understand the world Burroughs/Lee lived in. It's a fascinating trip and being a fan of Burroughs' later works I was shocked when I finished this book that it took me this long to get to it in the first place. You see bits and pieces that would later reappear 'cut-up' in novels like "Naked Lunch" and "Nova Express," as well as some familiar faces like Hauser and O'Brien-- which this book implies were two very real police officers.

I absolutely loved this novel. It's a harrowing tale and a warning to all those who dance with something like heroin. Out of all the novels I've read by Burroughs, from 'Naked Lunch' to 'The Wild Boys' to this very novel's sequel 'Queer,' I think that 'Junky' may be his best work, which is absolutely stellar for a then-inexperienced writer. He wrote what he knew and what he knew was the 'algebra of need,' and this novel presents that by showing Burroughs at his clearest. It is important to remember what the one introduction mentions: This novel is fiction based on fact, not necessarily everything in it is true, but knowing Burroughs, the truth shone through more often than not because of the utter believability of the characters, places and events that transpire throughout this darkly magical novel.

If you read William Burroughs and haven't read "Junky," don't hesitate to buy this book. It's a trip. And for newcomers to William Burroughs, you should absolutely pick it up and start with it, then read 'Queer,' (the sequel to 'Junky' which I actually read before it) and move on to wade through the deep water of Burroughs' dark and fractured and beautiful imagination. This is hands-down, one of the best novels I have ever read in my life and it proudly deserves a spot easily accessible on my bookshelf!
A masterpiece overnight.....what more could a reader ask for.
This was such an interesting read. The story although pretty generic really does take you through the thoughts and anxieties of the Junky mental state. great read if your interested in the subject. I will definitely be reading more William Burroughs.
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Good read
I choose 5 stars for this book because my first impression of this book was what would some body from a relatively privileged background in the mid 20th C, who became a drug addict have to say about the problem of addiction that was relative in 2013. I was wrong...... William burroughs language is not only beautiful and intense but what he has to say is so informative, refreshing and thought provoking. It seems like pure creation from the heart. Read this book!
This is a very interesting book. I did not know much about old time addicts before reading this book. I learned a lot about why people use opiates.