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Junky: The Definitive Text of "Junk"
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date November 13, 2012
Pages 197
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802120427
ISBN-10 0802120423
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Junk is not, like alcohol or a weed, a means to increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life.

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’s first novel is a cult classic and a critical part of his oeuvre.


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from Grove Pr (November 13, 2012)
9780802120427 | details & prices | 197 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Junk is not, like alcohol or a weed, a means to increased enjoyment of life.
50 anv edition from Penguin USA (April 1, 2003)
9780142003169 | details & prices | 192 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.00
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