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The Resource Junky : the definitive text of Junk, William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris

Junky : the definitive text of Junk, William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris

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Junky : the definitive text of Junk
Title
Junky
Title remainder
the definitive text of Junk
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William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
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eng
Summary
In his debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the 1950s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. The Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between periods of addiction and rehab, using a panoply of substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, paregoric (a weak tincture of opium) and goof balls (barbiturate), amongst others. For this definitive edition, renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has gone back to archival typescripts to re-created the author's original text word by word. From the tenements of New York to the queer bars of New Orleans, Junky takes the reader into a world at once long-forgotten and still with us today. Burroughs<U+2019>s first novel is a cult classic and a critical part of his oeuvre
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BTCTA
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1914-1997
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Burroughs, William S.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Harris, Oliver
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  • Drug addicts
  • Heroin abuse
Target audience
adult
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Junky : the definitive text of Junk, William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780802120427
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • 781678757
  • (OCoLC)781678757
Label
Junky : the definitive text of Junk, William S. Burroughs ; edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780802120427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 781678757
  • (OCoLC)781678757

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