Queer

£9.99

This title is an enigma. It is both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscatingly political novel. Set in Mexico City during the early 50s, the book follows William Lee’s hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene.

ISBN: 9780141189918 Author: Burroughs, William S Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 25th November 2010 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 150 Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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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