198 pages • Olympia Press • 1959
Weird and twisted, Naked Lunch is nevertheless a unique moment in American literature.
Naked Lunch is … well, it is hard to call it a novel, but that is only because the classification of the novel is one of those agreed upon definitions that the creators of the Syllabus go in for. Burroughs nevertheless called it a novel in his letters. That said, he was also off his head on junk when writing both the letters and the book itself.