Queer, 25th Anniversary Edition

By | March 7, 2018
Queer, 25th  Anniversary Edition Author William S. Burroughs
ISBN-10 0143117831
ISBN-13 9780143117834
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The definitive 25th anniversay edition of Burroughs s legendary second novel Originally written in 1952 but not published till 1985 Queer is an enigma both an unflinching autobiographical self portrait and a coruscatingly political novel Burroughs only realist love story and a montage of comic grotesque fantasies that paved the way for his masterpiece Naked Lunch Set in Mexico City during the early fifties Queer follows William Lee s hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene As Lee breaks down the trademark Burroughsian voice emerges a maniacal mix of self lacerating humor and the ugly American at his ugliest A haunting tale of possession and exorcism Queer is also a novel with a history of secrets as this new edition reveals

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