(KINDLE) Junky author William S. Burroughs by William S. Burroughs


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  • Junky author William S. Burroughs
  • William S. Burroughs
  • English
  • 26 February 2020
  • 9780142003169

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Junky author William S. Burroughs review Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Before his 1959 breakthrough Naked Lunch an unknown William S Burroughs wrote Junky his first novel It is a candid eye witness account of times and places that are now long gone an unvarnished field report from the American post war underground Unafraid to portray himself in 1953 as a confirmed member of two socially despised under classes a narcotics addict and a homosex. I have learned the cellular stoicism that junk teaches the user I have seen a cell full of sick junkies silent and immobile in separate misery They knew the pointlessness of complaining or moving They knew that basically no one can help anyone else There is no key no secret someone else has that he can give you Junky was a concise yet vivid account of heroin addiction delineated by someone who d actually lived the life Though the book was often bleak it never degraded itself by indulging in self pity or tearful sentimentality In fact its subtle dry humor crackled and even spit occasional sparks Overall it was honest lucid and powerful Burroughs already evinced uite a bit of genuine skill and talent in this his very first novel Au bagne (Arlea-poche) report from the American post war underground Unafraid to portray himself in 1953 as a confirmed member of two socially despised under classes a narcotics addict and a homosex. I have learned the cellular stoicism that junk teaches the user I have seen a cell full of sick junkies silent and immobile in separate misery They knew the pointlessness of complaining or moving They knew that basically no one can help anyone else There is no key no secret someone else has that he can give you Junky was a concise yet vivid account of heroin addiction delineated by someone who d actually lived the life Though the book was often bleak it never degraded itself by indulging in self pity or tearful sentimentality In fact its subtle dry humor crackled and even spit occasional sparks Overall it was honest lucid and powerful Burroughs already evinced uite a bit of genuine skill and talent in this his very first novel

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Junky author William S. Burroughs review Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ual Burroughs was writing as a trained anthropologist when he unapologetically described a way of life in New York New Orleans and Mexico City that by the 1940's was already demonized by the artificial anti drug hysteria of an opportunistic bureaucracy and a cynical prostrate media For this fiftieth anniversary edition eminent Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has painstaki. I think I prefer looking at this text in its original light a sensationalized dime store paperback about junkies I just can t take this type of work too seriously I ve met so many people who hail Burroughs as genius and I have yet to find out why While he offers a grisly account of opiate addiction it s hard for me to say that Junky is an important piece of literature It spawned many copy cat memoirs and was influential to the genre of confessional fiction which I find to be overrated

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Junky author William S. Burroughs review Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ngly recreated the author's original text word by word from archival typescripts and places the book's contents against a lively historical background in a comprehensive introduction Here as well for the first time are Burroughs' own unpublished introduction and an entire omitted chapter along with many lost passages as well as auxiliary texts by Allen Ginsberg and others. I listened to the audiobook on YouTube There are two different audiobooks one read by the author and one read by David Carradine The reader is not credited in the YouTube video but I m guessing it s the author He has a raspy voice but it works well for the reading This was my first time reading anything from the beat generation unless you count Charles Bukowski who came along a little later I tried reading some Jack Kerouac things and didn t get into them right away so I moved on to this Kerouac s stuff seemed to be about drinking and chasing women which I had read a lot about already in Bukowski s novels In fact there s very little mention of women boys only in Junky at all Heroin seems like an interesting topic for a beat author considering how addictive it is the lifestyle associated with it things people are willing to do to get it what the highs and withdrawals feel like and the process of forming a habit I m sure this book was influential and there are a lot of books with this content today but one thing that made this book great was the time period in which it was written demonstrating the cultural zeitgeist There s a lot of hipster slang like stool pigeon and lush worker used in the book There s also homosexuality which was taboo at the time I appreciate that authors like Burroughs and James Baldwin had the courage to write about such topics What appeals to and surprises me about a lot of books from this era are how relevant they still are today


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    (KINDLE) Junky author William S. Burroughs by William S. Burroughs Well holy shit high five to you early teens me Though I may have mixed feelings about some things I loved back in my formative pointlessly cynical years this rereading experience was actually well kinda rad Can I say that at almost 30? Rad? Or am I getting to where it's like when your folks n' grandfolks try to uote the hip lingo of the kids these days and it enters your brain like aural chipboard? This novel held up is my point

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    (KINDLE) Junky author William S. Burroughs by William S. Burroughs “I have learned the cellular stoicism that junk teaches the user I have seen a cell full of sick junkies silent and immobile in separate misery They knew the pointlessness of complaining or moving They knew that basically no one can help anyone else There is no key no secret someone else has that he can give you” Junky was a concise yet vivid account of heroin addiction delineated by someone who’d actually lived the life

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    William S. Burroughs ´ 3 free download (KINDLE) Junky author William S. Burroughs by William S. Burroughs Mmm mmm drugs Yummy Like adult smarties with extra kick and an added naughty factorOk that is not strictly true but you have to admit that sometimes it is difficult to pick your way through the troubled and varied history of drugs culture in literature Drugs good? Drugs bad? Drugs indifferent? You're cool Or not cool Or an addict or a victi

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    (KINDLE) Junky author William S. Burroughs by William S. Burroughs I read this while in rehab so as you can imagine it held a very special place in my heart This is a crazy self indulgent occasionally offensive defence of the junkie lifestyle The author never really managed to break free from his addiction and despite his hatred for all things government and society died dependent on govt administered methadone It's unapologetic It's hilarious And when you finish the book you can't help but be struck by

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    (KINDLE) Junky author William S. Burroughs by William S. Burroughs I absolutely adore Burroughs' prose; but I just couldn't find any space where I could insert myself in the book It'll certainly appeal a lot to those who have struggled with drug addiction; but I just couldn't get much out of it

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    read Junky author William S. Burroughs summary É eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ William S. Burroughs William S. Burroughs ´ 3 free download I listened to the audiobook on YouTube There are two different audiobooks one read by the author and one read by David Carradine The reader is not credited in the YouTube video but I'm guessing it's the author He has a raspy voice but it works well for the reading This was my first time reading anything from the beat generation u

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    read Junky author William S. Burroughs (KINDLE) Junky author William S. Burroughs by William S. Burroughs This could be the best anti drug book ever written It is certainly the odd boy out in the Burroughs family of novelsThis is not the William S Burroughs of The Wild Boys A Book of the Dead Burroughs William S and certainly not the same guy wh

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