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Burroughs, William S. (Author); Grauerholz, James; Miles, Barry & Ulin, David (Editors). NAKED LUNCH: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. New York: Grove Press, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 300 pages. As New.

The 50th Anniversary Edition and Restored Text of the author's novel. The first appearance of the title in this edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent printings. The Slipcased First Edition Thus/First Printing is now very scarce. A brilliant production by Grove Press: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the spine, as issued. The design reproduces the novel's 1959 Olympia Press cover. Text by William S. Burroughs, restored by James Grauerholz and Barry Miles. Afterword by David Ulin. Black page edges. Green hardboard slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents in a dazzling, collectible-edition format William S. Burroughs' seminal masterpiece. "A cry from hell" (Newsweek). "Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius" (Norman Mailer, in the 1959 review of the book's publication). "Burroughs' voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American" (Joan Didion). An absolute "must-have" edition for William S. Burroughs and "Naked Lunch" collectors. This edition is now highly collectible in its own right. This is one of very few copies of the Slipcased First Edition Thus/First Printing still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. Almost all other copies of the edition available online are Later Printings. A very scarce copy thus. One of the greatest American novelists of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0802119263. $50.00

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