Junky

The Definitive Text of Junk (50th Anniversary Edition) by William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Written in English
Cover of: Junky | William S. Burroughs
Published: Pages: 208 Downloads: 104
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Edition Notes

ContributionsAllen Ginsberg (Foreword)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7360285M
ISBN 100142003166
ISBN 109780142003169

Reality television's got nothing on William Burroughs. This novel tells stories of lurid adventures and serious drug abuse—all from the junkie's point of view. And trust us: it's not pretty. The book was thought by many to be unpublishable. After many rejections, Burroughs kind .   JUNKY Lyrics: Me Ilamo Roberto y estamos buscando a Jaden Smith / I spit my heart out, lookin' out for my best interests / He gave me good head, peepin' out while the windows tinted / . Sharing my favorite books with you! Jenni of All Trades LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. In , at the height of American conformism and anti-communist hysteria, William S. Burroughs published Junky, an irresistible strung-out ode to the joys and perversities of drug addiction.

  Description. 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 s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. "Junky," Burroughs' first book, was a straightforward account of his life as a heroin junkie. Now, forty years later, the book sparkles with literary promise, but in the early fifties it was suitable for publication only as a sensationalistic pulp paperback.   If you're a fan of William Burroughs' work, a complete reading of Junkie, by William Burroughs himself, has recently appeared online, for free. Junkie (alternately titled Junky) is a semi-autobiographical novel by William S. Burroughs, published initially under the pseudonym "William Lee". It was his first published novel and has come to be considered a seminal text on the lifestyle of.   Junky, first published in , is one of the first examples of contemporary drug literature. Not only does it have the structural theme of ‘travel’ throughout, in keeping with the Beat Generation feel, Junky is also laced with many concepts that came to categorize the coming counter-culture in .

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Junky was a concise yet vivid account of heroin addiction, delineated by someone whod actually lived the life. Though the book was often bleak, it never degraded itself by Though the book was often bleak, it never degraded itself by/5.

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 s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between Cited by: 8.

Junky reads like an autobiography and like the lives of Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, and later Tom Waits, it is sometimes had to extricate the real being of Burroughs from the fictionalized world that he created around himself, however, Junky comes off as an incredibly honest book that, although a bit deadpan at times, really has a heart and Cited by: 8.

About The Book. In his raw debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and dealing heroin and other drugs in the s, turning them into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of postwar Amer­ Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, seesaws between periods on junk and off junk, using a panoply of substances including heroin, cocaine.

The original cover of Junkie by William Lee Second, although the bulk of Junky was in place before the killing, Burroughs continued to revise the text at least as late as Julyincluding. Love this book First off, I hate Naked Lunch. Maybe the worst book I've ever read. Burroughs is one of those writers you feel like you're supposed to like, then you read Naked Lunch and decide for yourself its all academic snob hype and nothing more.

Junky is a different beast altogether. Junky is. Six years before he published his breakthrough novel, Naked Lunch (), William S. Burroughs broke into the literary scene with Junky (sometimes also called Junkie), a candid, semi-autobiographical account of an "unredeemed drug addict."It's safe to say that the book wouldn't have seen the light of day if Allen Ginsberg hadn't taken Burroughs under his wing and edited the manuscript.

This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Junky book. William Lee—nicknamed Bill—is a thirty-year-old white male living in New York City who begins using morphine and. 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 s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between /5(45).

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The story tells how the main character, William Lee, goes from a middle-class existence in the Midwest to pushing/using drugs in New York City, from morphine to marijuana to cocaine to (mainly) heroin. Junky is not much of a book, actually. I knew very little about writing at that time." Personally, I read plenty of compulsion in this vivid catalogue of withdrawal and fix, scores and sales.

Burroughs’ first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written.

Through junk neighbourhoods in New York, New Orleans and Mexico City, through time spent kicking, time spent dealing and time rolling drunks for money, through junk sickness and a sanatorium Reviews: 1. He’s the boy next door who was always getting in trouble. She is his sweet, shy neighbour who’s always loved him.

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The Story of the Amulet. Tender is the Night. Latest eBooks With Master Resell Rights. Define junky. junky synonyms, junky pronunciation, junky translation, English dictionary definition of junky. adj. junkier, junkiest 1. Of or related to junk; worthy of being discarded. Meaningless, fatuous, or unbelievable: a junky novel.

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Free download or read online Junky pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in April 15thand was written by William S. Burroughs. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, classics story are William S.

Burroughs,/5. JUNKY. 44, likes 9 talking about this. Mi se zice Junky ers: 43K. Junky. [William S Burroughs; Oliver Harris] -- "Before his breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first novel.

It is a candid eye-witness account of times and places that are now long gone, an unvarnished. This book brings them vividly to life again; it is an unvarnished field report from the American postwar underground.

/ William S. Burroughs ()--guru of the Beat Generation, controversial éminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet, and blackest of black humor satirists--had a range of influence rivaled by few post.

This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Junky. William Lee—Bill—is the narrator and protagonist of the novel. He states he was born to an established, wealthy.

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 his debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the s 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 5/5(1). Throughout the film, there are a number of obvious references to Christian’s sexuality.

In one scene, he’s seen reading Junky by William S. Burroughs, the. Junk, known as Smack in the U.S., is a realistic novel for young adults by the British author Melvin Burgess, published in by Andersen in the U.K.

Set on the streets of Bristol, England, it features two runaway teens who join a group of squatters, where they fall into heroin addiction and embrace critically and commercially it is the best received of Burgess' : Melvin Burgess.

: Junky: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.

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I simply had to read this book. Junky, needless to say, was altogether quite different than I expected. Although I did find it mildly difficult to get through the Introduction (which goes into deep detail of the publishing of Junk(y) and the problems thusly encountered, the text itself was simply incredible/5(43).

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The path to being a junky suggests that "it could happen to anyone", and while doubtfully the intent of the book, exemplifies the slippery slope we all find ourselves on with the little, seemingly trivial, choices we make daily in our lives/5(32). ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Notes: "First published as 'Junkie' in the USA by Ace Books, Inc.

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A term referring to someone addicted to psychoactive drugs, opiates in particular, and especially those using heroin (an opiate).The term was coined during WW1 when heroin or morphine addicts collected and sold scrap metal (junk) for a higher price to buy their drugs.

After this, heroin and morphine themselves began to be known as "junk.