Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

The book is structured as a series of loosely-connected vignettes. Burroughs himself stated that the chapters are intended to be read in any order. The reader follows the narration of junkie William Lee, who takes on various aliases, from the US to Mexico, eventually to Tangier and the dreamlike Interzone.

The 322nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 51st on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 73rd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  3. - 85th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  5. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  6. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  7. - The Graphic Canon (Book)

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Naked Lunch Audio CD 3458689 $12.99 $12.99
Naked Lunch 50th (fıfthy) edition Text Only Hardcover 3092793 $45.19 $14.08
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 626733 $8.91 $9.69 2015
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text Audio CD 565887 $12.50 $12.55 2009
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text Paperback 57322 $5.99 $2.04 2004
Naked Lunch Kindle Edition 33664 $10.09 2001
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text Hardcover 968117 $22.00 $14.85 2001
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text Paperback 1405065 $8.08 $4.02 2004
Almuerzo Desnudo (Spanish Edition) Paperback 13172394 $30.20
Naked Lunch Kindle Edition 84938 $3.99 2021
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text Kindle Edition 554075 $10.09 2007
Naked Lunch Paperback 4845610 $8.30 2011
Naked Lunch, 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 634418 $9.99 $8.75 2009
Naked Lunch Paperback 55966 $4.96 $0.17
Naked Lunch, Hardback, Early-and PB w/ restored text Hardcover 271383 $19.68 $10.45
Naked Lunch Mass Market Paperback 1653595 $9.95 $6.97
Naked Lunch - The Restored Text Paperback 1312703 $27.11 $3.80
Naked Lunch Hardcover 4143052 $20.79 $19.68 2009
Naked Lunch (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 10113726 $8.17 2013
William S. Burroughs: Yonqui, El almuerzo desnudo, Queer (Compendium) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5366781 $44.82 2015
Naked Lunch, 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 310030 $9.87 $8.75 2009
Naked Lunch, 1st Edition (An Evergreen Black Cat Book) Paperback 2773080 $101.92 $7.85 1966
Naked Lunch, Restored Text Paperback 1235500 $74.00 $2.33 2005
Naked Lunch Hardcover 284312 $10.31 $15.35 1959
By William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch: The Restored Text (Unabridged) (2009-02-16) [Audio CD] Audio CD 814001 $48.50 $49.56 2009
Junky; Queer; Naked Lunch Paperback 1505477 $72.39 $14.54 1995
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text [Library Binding] Audio CD 7437264 $44.10 $37.87 2009
Naked Lunch (Chinese Edition) Paperback 1839980 $32.74 $27.74 2013
Naked Lunch, 50th Anniversary Edition Kindle Edition 55769 $10.09 2009
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) Paperback 1197372 $31.67 $0.78 2005
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text Paperback 19863 $7.98 $5.91 2013
El almuerzo desnudo / Naked Lunch (Compactos Anagrama) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2563059 $10.93 $7.52 2006