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Entitled Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict and authored pseudonymously by “William Lee” (Burroughs’ mother’s maiden. Junkie by William Lee – book cover, description, publication history. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (Junky) A novel by William Lee ( William S. New York: Ace Books, No. D First Edition, a paperback original. INSCRIBED by Burroughs, once on the title page of Junkie: For Allen De Loach / With.

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Post Office Charles Bukowski. Much has been written and even more conjectured about the killing.

This cover illustration is, in fact, just that: But his pen has been dipped in an acid of strange lustre, and some of his word pictures are vignettes of compelling artistry. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

Junky Penguin Essentials Author s: With his anomic inclinations and his Mandarin intellect, he was in a paradoxical position vis a vis the coming cultural revolution confessilns the s. The novel was considered unpublishable more than it was controversial. Interviews with William S. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Junkie by William Lee

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I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. Kick is momentary freedom from the claims of the ageing, cautious, nagging, frightened flesh.

Since, junlie the hysterical, anti-drug culture of postwar America, potential censure could easily induce self-censorship, it’s remarkable that Junky oc it was published under his own name found a publisher at all. Queerthe companion piece to Junkiewas written at the same time oof parts of it were designed to be included in Junkiesince the first manuscript was dismissed as poorly written and lacking in interest and insight.

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It provides a fascinating account of the life of a junky, from the point of view of a junky, explaining how heroin changes their life.

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In the prologue to Junky and the introduction to The Naked LunchBurroughs writes of his own addiction as if it were a thing of the past, but this was never the case.

The story takes on a more personal tone when the narrator leaves New York.

William Burroughs – the original Junkie

Burroughs’ own conception of himself was essentially fictional, and it’s not superfluous to observe that before he began to write with any fixity he had already become a character in other writers’ works, most notably in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. For the protection of the reader, we have inserted occasional parenthetical notes to indicate where the author clearly departs from accepted medical fact or makes other unsubstantiated statements in an effort to justify his actions. Junk wins by default” — is a deceptively thin, Pandora’s portfolio of an idea that raises the question: Literary Centennials 47 members messages You must be a member of this group to post.

Topics William Burroughs Rereading. An open homosexual and a drug addict, his quintessentially Midwestern libertarianism led him to eschew any command economy of ethics, while his personal inclinations meant he had to cohfessions with distastefully adxict and liberal fellows.

Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict | work by Burroughs |

The meat of the text of Junky is as close as Burroughs could get to a factual account of his own experience of heroin. Besides encouraging Burroughs to write, he worked as editor and agent as the manuscript was written in Mexico City. You can reread this entire text, assuming the hypothesis of addiction as a latent pathology, present in the individual prior to his having any direct experience of chemical dependency, and everything that Burroughs says about habitual heroin use begins to make perfect sense.

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However, to my mind this rings false with the way he characterised his life, and his writing, thereafter: Letters to a Young Novelist.

Show 25 25 50 All. From the very first lines, ‘Junkie’ strips down the addict without shame or self-pity in all his nakedness. To present Junky confessionz a lifestyle choice it probably did not fit the bill to explain that despite his good education and relative carefree life, receiving xn monthly allowance from a trust fund, Burroughs was attracted to criminal behaviour, and the Beat Generation started with a murder in which Kerouac was charged as an accessory and Burroughs as a material witness, in Burroughspublished initially under the pseudonym William Lee in When Burroughs was off heroin he was a bad, blackout drunk for evidence you need look no further than his own confirmation in Junky.

1914: William S. Burroughs – Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

Junk, alternatively published as Junkie or Junky is a semi-autobiographical novel depicting life as a drug addict and drugs dealer. Her voice was matter-of-fact as if referring to actual incest.

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