Queer: A Novel (25th Anniversary Edition)

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For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increases, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings.

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Set in the corrupt Mexico City of the forties, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton. The narrative is punctuated by Lee's outrageous 'routines'--brilliant comic monologues that foreshadow Naked Lunch--yet the atmosphere is heavy with foreboding. In his extraordinary introduction , Burroughs reflects on the shattering events in his life that lay behind this work.

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Author William S. Burroughs
Publisher Penguin
Page Count 134pp
Publication Size 5 x 7.75
Publication Notes Softcover, 25th anniversary edition
Publication Date 2010
ISBN 978-0143117834

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