Burroughs Collecting. I received an email asking about advice in purchasing an Olympia Press Naked Lunch. It is pretty safe to say that the Olympia Naked Lunch will remain a desirable collectible and appreciate nicely for some time to come.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original publication of Naked Lunchby William S Burroughs. Given the book's ongoing influence it goes without saying that this is a significant milestone. However, when the book first appeared in Paris in mistitled as The Naked Lunch on the small Olympia Pressit had little impact.
Paris: Olympia Pressthe first printing with the decorative border around the title page, one of 5, copies. Dust jacket with a design by Burroughs. The first printing showed the price of 1, Francs printed on the back cover.
Naked Lunch is William S. Burroughs' most famous novel. First published in Paris 50 years ago, the book was written in the Moroccan port of Tangier — in the company of drug dealers and pimps.
Everybody remembers his first time. Nobody talks about William S. Burroughs's " Naked Lunch ," which celebrated its 50th birthday this past November dated from its publication in Paris by Maurice Girodias' infamous Olympia Presswithout indulging in a dreamily solipsistic nostalgia trip.
Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius. Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Exerting its influence on the work of authors like Thomas Pynchon, J.